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CCU presents photographic exploration exhibit

March 4, 2010

The Adapting Spaces: A Photographic Exploration in Four Acts exhibit will open on Thursday, March 11 in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. The exhibit which continues through April 9, is free and open to the public.

This four-person exhibit explores the relationship between place and the individual, applying themes such as exploration, transformation and adaptation. This collection of work navigates new directions within the subject of landscape, seeking to create a dialogue between four distinct bodies of photographic art. The artists featured are Ryan Adrick, Tracy Longley-Cook, Daniel Kariko and John Mann.

Adrick earned a B.F.A. degree from Jacksonville University and an M.F.A. degree from Florida State University in 2006. He has taught courses at Florida State University and for the Florida State University International Program in Florence, Italy. Most recently he taught at the University of South Florida as a visiting assistant professor in photography. Currently he lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. His work explores the relationships that we form with those around us, the environment, and with one's self. His work has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally.

Longley-Cook earned a bachelors degree in photography from the University of Washington and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Arizona State University. She also studied for one year at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Longleys work has been exhibited internationally and she has been published in the View Camera and Camera Arts magazines. Currently, Longley-Cook is an assistant professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Kariko is originally from Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, now Northern Serbia. He moved to the United States in 1994 and finished his high school education in Louisiana. Kariko earned a bachelors degree in photography from Nicholls State University. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University where he was awarded the Arizona-Austria Travel Grant, and spent a month as a guest of the Land of Salzburg in 2001. Kariko now teaches photography and digital imaging at Florida State University.

Mann was born in the East, raised in the Midwest and attended school in the West. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 2002. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Fla., and teaches at Florida State University. Manns work has been exhibited internationally.

Daily gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Cynthia Farnell, director of the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, at 843-234-3466 or