PCA&D Chair of Photography Eric Weeks will have his work featured in two upcoming international exhibitions.
“The American Dream Revisited,” a group show is being held in Paris, France through April 4, at the GALLERY CATHERINE AND ANDRÉ HUG. http://www.galeriehug.com/artistes/eric-weeks/
His short film The Wind Dies The Sun Sets is being screened at the Cairo Video Festival, February 5 – 27 in Cairo Eqypt. http://cvf.medrar.org/portfolios/the-wind-dies-the-sun-sets/ The film, co-created with Josh Reiman, is a contemplative consideration of energy extraction and use in Pennsylvania. The film’s emotional cadence shares the difficult realities of the altered landscape and the people who are involved. It was selected as the winner of ikonoTV's open call for Art Speaks Out 2016, a curated video program about the environment. (Trailer for The Wind Dies The Sun Sets )
About the artist:
Weeks joined the Photography and Fine Art department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design as a professor in 2010. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Arts and his Bachelor’s from School of Visual Arts.
Earlier this year, Weeks served as Exhibition Director for the 9th Annual Jeonju International Photography Festival, Jeonju, South Korea, held May 21-29, 2016. He was instrumental in bringing photography students from Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea, to PCA&D for a joint photography exhibition. He also created a photography exchange between students at PCA&D in Lancaster PA, and Kyungil University (KIU) in Gyeongsan, South Korea in order for the photography students from the two cultures to learn about each other through photography, while also gaining an understanding of the communicative power of the medium.
In addition, Weeks served as a juror for Lancaster Summer Arts Festival's Expanded Visions exhibit, the Ware Center in June 2016. Week’s photograph “WGAL” was selected to be part of PA Modern: A Photography Exhibit of Midcentury Architecture, a juried exhibit for the 50th anniversary celebration of Pennsylvania’s State Museum and Archives Complex. In addition, his work has been shown in Dear Dave at the Foley Gallery, May 2015 edition of Fraction Magazine, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, EDS Galeria, Mexico City, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Wave Photogallery, Brescia, Italy, Scope International Art Fair, New York, Schneider Gallery, Chicago and the Demuth Gallery, Lancaster PA. His photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Maison Européene de la Photographie and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others. He received an Individual Creative Artists Fellowship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for 2007.