October 3, 2006
Sangren Hall, room 2320
Laura Adams Guth works primarily with photography-based media. She earned her MFA in Photography from the University of Oklahoma School of Art and a BA degree cum laude in art history and literature from University of Maryland European Division.
Among Guth's awards are a Fellowship with the Photography Institute at Columbia University, New York, and a 2005 OVAC Artist Award of Excellence, juried by Marc Pascale of The Art Institute of Chicago. Much of her work deals with family and memory, subjects ranging from her children to an extended cast of family members, past and present. She has exhibited her photographic series Playhouse and Garden both nationally and internationally.
Her Current series Guilty Pleasures is touring nationally and utilizes experiences of family and home (inspired by family members' acquisitions) to extend a dialogue regarding the commercialization of memory and nostalgia as manifested in collectible objects employing stereotypes such as gender, beauty and sexuality.
Guth is also holding a video workshop with the WMU Photography Students with a 1 night screening on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in the South Gallery of East Hall from 5 to 8 p.m.