Reflections & Meditations: Retrospective of Photography by John Pinderhughes

Location: NDCAC


The Crossroads Gallery at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture presents Reflections & Meditations, a selection of photographs by the successful African American photographer, John Pinderhughes, March 1 – April 27, 2016. Pinderhughes, who describes himself as “primarily self-taught” has pursued both a commercial and fine art career during his more than 30-year tenure as a photographer.  His striking images have garnered the recognition of both commercial art directors and gallery / museum  curators, as well as  satisfying the  interests of their diverse and separate audiences.  Although Pinderhughes’ fine art photography and commercial work developed quite separately all convey his deep understanding of light, shape, and form.  John’s list of clients, museum exhibitions, and awards are extensive and range from Anheuser Busch to The Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition is composed of selections from four series that Pinderhughes continues to revisit regularly.  Each provide visitors with Pinderhughes’ iconic style that embodies expansive landscapes and pictures that explore the relationship between people and their environment, traditions, and points of view. Images include: sweeping landscapes from Majestic Vistas; abstract natural moments from Quiet Scriptures and Wavelines; significant memories from insignificant objects from Burnt Offerings. 
Reflections & Meditations will be on view from March 1 - April 27, 2016.  There will be a free, public reception on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. A round trip shuttle will run every twenty minutes from McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame to the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture on March 23rd beginning at 4:50 PM.
This exhibition and surrounding events are made possible in part by support from the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. Additional support from Southwest Airlines, Cardinal Buses, the University of Notre Dame Office of Community Relations, Africana Studies Department of the College of Arts & Letters, and the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame.