Professor opens new photo exhibition

This photo was taken by a YSU associate professor of photography and will be featured in a new photo exhibit on the campus of Baldwin Wallace College.

“Blackberry Stain” is one of the pieces featured in a new photo exhibit by Joy Christiansen Erb, YSU associate professor of photography.

Joy Christiansen Erb, associate professor of photography at Youngstown State University, announces the opening of her latest solo exhibition, “Private Moments: Real and Imagined,” at the Fawick Art Gallery on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 28. Normal gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as by appointment by calling 440-826‐2152. Baldwin Wallace University is located 10 minutes from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Christiansen Erb is a contemporary photographer and artist whose creative artwork explores themes such as memory, identity and storytelling. The exhibition includes images from both the “Remembered Series” and “Portrait of a Mother.” The “Remembered Series” includes narrative photographs that investigate and question memory. “Portrait of a Mother” reflects on personal and universal experiences of motherhood by recording the private moments within the lives of the artist’s family and domestic space.

Christiansen Erb’s work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions and lectures. Recent exhibition venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, Fla. and The Women’s Museum in Dallas. Christiansen Erb was the recipient of a SPE/Freestyle Crystal Apple award and a grant recipient from Miami University. Her artwork has been highlighted in a variety of publications.