RADFORD – Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery’s newest exhibit features the work of Langley Anderson of Radford, whose photography finds the beauty in the intersection of art and science.
The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31. Glencoe Mansion will host an opening reception for Anderson on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.
In the show, titled “Mutualism,” Anderson brings together an eclectic set of images that speak to the essence of her work. Her pieces range from photographic explorations of classic cars to fantastic scientific images capturing what the naked eye can’t see.
With her images of cars, she strives to highlight the beauty within their design and to bring them from the garage to the gallery. With her photography of what is usually thought of as scientific, Anderson employs what she terms, “Mutualism,” which captures the intersection of science and art. Using scanning electron and stereo microscopes, she brings to the gallery the minute details of nature and in the process shows their inherent beauty. She also approaches the subject of music with her “Mutualism,” showing the viewer what music feels like to her through color and imagery.
Anderson calls Radford home now, but she grew up in New Orleans. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio and earned her Master of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration in photography from Radford University.
Langley runs Wild ArtRidge Academy in Radford, works as a free-lance photographer, and teaches art appreciation, 2-D foundations, and photography at Radford University.
For the Sept. 16 opening, MountainTrotter Arts will be on site to debut their newest community project, a Little Free Art Library located at the Glencoe Mansion grounds. Volunteer members will be accepting both monetary contributions and donations of gently used art books. The Little Free Art Library will have a rotating collection of art history and art instructional books that will be available for all ages to borrow, use, or keep with the goal of making art accessible to all.
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception and to visit the museum. Admission is free.