Art Show Decompositions at Houghton House Gallery – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Art Show Decompositions at Houghton House Gallery

March 15, 1999

Geneva, NY — Photographs by John Pfahl and poetry by David Weiss will be presented in an art show called “Decompositions” from April 2 – 28 in Houghton House Gallery on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. An opening reception will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, April 2, in the gallery.

John Pfahl is well-known for his innovative color landscape photography. His first book, Altered Landscapes, was published by The Friends of Photography in 1979. Other books include Picture Windows (1988), and A Distanced Land: The Photographs of John Pfahl (1990). The latter served as a catalogue for a retrospective exhibition organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which traveled to major museums throughout the United States.

Pfahl received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Syracuse University and an honorary doctorate degree from Niagara University. He taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 15 years and has been an independent photographer since 1986. His work is widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

David Weiss is an associate professor of English at HWS, where he has taught English and comparative literature since 1983. He is a poet and author of two collections of poems, The Pail of Steam (1985) and The Fourth Part of the World (1986) and a novel, The Mensch (1998). He has published poems and essays in The New Yorker, Parnassus, Partisan Review, and other periodicals..

Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and weekends from noon until 5 p.m.

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