(Memphis)—The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University is proud to exhibit, “Painted Portraits,” by renowned photographer Murray Riss, March 16 – May 12, 2007. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 16 in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience the unique use of paint with photography by Riss to produce stunning portraits. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Harvard University and in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House Museum of Photography.
Riss was educated at City College of New York (B.A.), Cooper Union School of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A.). He established the photography department at the Memphis College of Art and taught there from 1968 to 1986. He was an adjunct lecturer in photography and film at Rhodes College from 1971 to 1986. Currently he is a professional photographer for magazines, advertising agencies, and corporations with clients locally, nationally, and internationally.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the gallery website.