Pittsburgh Filmmakers Announces Ivette Spradlin Photo Exhibit

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2012

Contact: Carol O'Sullivan


Pittsburgh Filmmakers Announces Ivette Spradlin Photo Exhibit

(Pittsburgh, PA) – Filmmakers Galleries presents Everything Changed, Then Changed Again, a new exhibit by photographer Ivette Spradlin, on view from January 28 through April 1, 2012. The solo show is a series of photographs of women with Pittsburgh as the backdrop. Also included is a video created from Super 8 black and white film. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. It is free and open to the public.


“As a recent transplant to Pittsburgh,” Spradlin says, “my own personal transformation is explored here.” Both the women and the landscapes are depicted in transition in the exhibit. The photos document her attempts at building a community here and familiarizing herself with the extraordinary and complex landscape, she says. Everything Changed, Then Changed Again features 14 large digitally-printed images scanned from black and white film – 12 environmental portraits and 2 landscapes. The video operates as a kind of moving contact sheet of the locations she has photographed for this series.


Spradlin received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.  She has concentrated on photographing the people of different subcultures and their environs, from punks and skateboarders to Cuban exiles in the United States.  She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital art at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Her website is: www.yvettespradlin.com


Filmmakers Galleries are located at 477 Melwood Avenue, North Oakland. Hours are Monday –Thursday 12:00 – 7:00pm; Friday 12:00 – 6:00pm; and when films are shown in the Melwood Screening Room. For more information call 412-681-5449, or visit: www.pghfilmmakers.org