Work of photographer Ilia Varcev on exhibit now at Shorter University's Arnold Art Gallery
October 6, 2011 -
The photographic artwork of artist Ilia Varcev is now on display in the Shorter University Arnold Art Gallery. Varcev’s exhibit, titled “Photographs of Record,” is being featured as part of the university’s Guest Artist Series.
The exhibit, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, is open to the public and will be on display until Oct. 27. Varcev will visit the Arnold Art Gallery on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. to deliver an artist lecture. This event is also open to the public at no charge.
Born in Bulgaria, Czech educated, and now living in the south, Varcev is a self-taught photographer known for his work in capturing life’s experiences around him in black and white.
Varcev emigrated from Bulgaria to Czechoslovakia in 1942 with his family. He completed his secondary and University studies in Prague, and later fled to the United States in 1966. Varcev moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1976. Whether dizzying, bucket-crane architectural views of modern skyscrapers; agitated political rallies; exuberant public celebrations; intimate vignettes of his Eastern European homeland; or simply people on the street, Varcev’s photographs internalize his external reality, giving his audience a glimpse of the structure and meaning of a world in flux.
His work is included in many collections including the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, King & Spaulding, and numerous other private and corporate collections.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern college. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.