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UCC Art Gallery to feature “Fluid Arrangements” by Paho Mann

Written by on February 9, 2023

ROSEBURG, Ore., – “Fluid Arrangements,” the work of Southwestern artist Paho Mann, will be on display beginning February 13, in The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College.

Mann, an associate art professor at the University of North Texas, creates his art by combining traditional photographic approaches with three-dimensional scanning to construct abstract arrangement scenes. Using hundreds of still photographs, the artist proceeds to build 3D models using photogrammetry software.

“I extract temporary files that were never meant to be seen by humans,” Mann said. “I then work with these files to create new, abstract compositions. The final images distort and reconstruct the original scene, providing fluidity and conversation between computer vision and human vision.”

Mann adds that his use of present and cutting-edge technologies to observe and transform the world is central to his investigation as an artist.

The “Fluid Arrangements” collection will be on display at the UCC Art Gallery from February 13 through March 16, 2023. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

More About the Artist
Paho Mann’s work has been included in exhibitions at Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Tucson Museum of Art, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, among others. His work is also included in the Museum at Texas Tech University, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the City of Phoenix Public Art Program.

About The Art Gallery
The UCC Art Gallery is located in the Whipple Fine Arts Building at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg, OR, 97470. The Art Gallery is a 100 square-foot exhibition space that features six exhibitions per year, showcasing a variety of media from emerging to established artists. The primary focus of the Art Gallery is to exhibit high-quality artwork for the education and cultural benefit of the students of UCC and the residents of Douglas County.

Photos (courtesy of Paho Mann)

01 Still Life – Various Security Cameras With Flowers, 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print, 2022.

02 Still Life – Hand-me-down Cameras with Flowers, 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print, 2022.

03 Still Life – Old Cell Phones and Flowers, 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print, 2022.

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