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MSU College of Law



January 19, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love

MSU College of Law to Exhibit Work of Chicago Photographer Brad Temkin

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law will host “Gardens…From The Backyard to Rooftops,” an exhibit featuring the photography of Chicago artist Brad Temkin. The event will run from Jan. 9, 2012 through April 2012.

A meet-and-greet with Temkin will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the 4th floor atrium of the Law College building, followed by a public talkback with Temkin at 6 p.m. in room 473 of the Law College.

The exhibit explores two series of photography by Temkin—Private Places and Rooftop: The Rise of Living Architecture.

The Private Places series focuses on the garden as an oasis for people to enjoy in their personal time. It explores the expression of individuality that private gardens display and the escape for the mind they provide.

In Rooftop: The Rise of Living Architecture, the series documents the science of rooftop gardens and their affect on the thermodynamic behavior of buildings. Temkin records the beauty and value that these gardens furnish to architecture, landscape and the environment. By having these rooftop gardens, the ecological carbon footprint is reduced because of the decreasing energy usage. In addition, these gardens replenish the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

Temkin is a Chicago-based photographer who focuses on the human impact on contemporary landscape. His work is exhibited in several galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. His images have been published in several titles including Aperture, Black & White Magazine and European Photography. Temkin currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

This exhibition was initiated and came to fruition due to the joint efforts of the MSU College of Law and the School of Journalism, and is co-sponsored by Media Sandbox: The Integrated Media Arts Program in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Department of Art & Art History.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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