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Experimental photography exhibit at Milligan

AJ Trabold exhibit

MILLIGAN, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2023) – Milligan University Photography Instructor and Artist-in-Residence Adam J. Trabold will present a photography exhibition, “The Inner Wilderness,” from Feb. 19-March 3 in the Milligan Art Gallery in Derthick Hall. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
Trabold is a 2020 graduate of Milligan’s communications program. His work consists of traditional black and white photography, images created through experimental photographic processes like film soup, and avant-garde images created in collaboration with artificial intelligence algorithms and applications. He has studied darkroom photography since 2018 and created art with artificial intelligence since 2021.

“I have used the abstract and surreal qualities of artificial intelligence art to create a sense of detachment and otherness, while also incorporating the nostalgia and authenticity of film photography and film to create a sense of depth and emotion,” said Trabold.

He describes the project as a spiritual journey spanning five years of work and thousands of hours in the field and in the darkroom.

“I hope that people see something in this show that embodies part of them and maybe gives them some hope,” shared Trabold.
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Posted by Greer, Allie E on February 15, 2023.