UT Department of Art exhibit Where Light Goes 1/16 - 2/16

Eye On Art  |  01/20/2018 10:00 am

The University of Toledo will hold a 3-artist exhibit in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery.  In its 2nd iteration, WHERE LIGHT GOES deepens its exploration of contemporary approaches to the photographic image through the examination of its physical properties, the possibilities of its reproduction, its vulnerability, and its uncertainty as an instrument of truth.

The exhibit will be on display in the main gallery of the UT Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), next to the Toledo Museum of Art, January 16 through February 16. On Friday, February 2, 6-7 p.m., Dr. Robin Reisenfeld, curator of works on paper for the Toledo Museum of Art, will moderate a panel discussion featuring the exhibit’s 3 artists, Trisha Holt, Ben Schonberger, Eric Zeigler, and Gallery Director Brian Carpenter. The discussion will be held in the Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater.

The discussion will be followed by a reception in the CVA from 7-9 p.m. The exhibit, the panel discussion and the reception are all free and open to the public.


Trisha Holt works with printed photographs to dismantle the image plane. Her bodies of work center around the themes of feminist performance art, the history of cinema, and the aesthetics of serial killers. Her work is at the intersection of performance art and large-scale collage that exist as framed photographs, videos and installations. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her BFA from Arizona State University. Select solo and group exhibitions include David Klein Gallery (Detroit, MI), Small Editions (New York, NY), Good Weather Gallery (Little Rock Arkansas), Soil Gallery (Seattle, WA), and Triple Stilt (Nashville, TN). She is the recipient of an Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in 2017 and her work has been featured in ArtSlant, Beautiful/Decay, Fubiz and the publication NAVEL.

Ben Schonberger is a visual artist and Lecturer of Photography based on the north side of Pittsburgh, PA. Utilizing photography, appropriated imagery, collage, performance and sculpture. His work examines the complexities of identity through long term social investigations and archive augmentation processes.

A 2017 Foam Talent, Ben has exhibited his projects nationally and internationally. His work is part of public and private collections including The Detroit Institute of Arts Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and The Toledo Museum of Art. His self-published photobooks can be found in the MoMA Library, The Cleveland Museum of Art Library and The Arts Library at Yale University.

Ben received his MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2013 and currently teaches Photography at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Eric Zeigler is a photographer based in Maumee, Ohio. Eric received his MFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. He exhibits nationally, and recently spoke at the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Photographic Educator’s conference. Eric teaches photography, digital media, and tools at the University of Toledo.