Skip to main content
Intellect

"Adam's Dream" photo exhibition in BYU's Museum of Art

Brigham Young University's Museum of Art will host an exhibition featuring the photographic dreamscapes of Rodney Smith from July 28 through Jan. 16, 2006.

The event is open to the public and is free.

Smith's work, "Adam's Dream: The Photographs of Rodney Smith," will be on view in the Conway A. Ashton and Carl E. Jackman Gallery on the museum's second floor.

The exhibit consists of 69 black and white gelatin silver prints drawn from all phases of Smith's career with a particular emphasis on his commercial work during the 1990s.

"A camera's eye," Smith says, "can see the world with more acuity or resolve than your own eye. It can penetrate deeper, it can see sharper, it can give you an insight, and a depth that your own eye can't have."

The title of the exhibition is drawn from a passage in an 1817 letter written by the poet John Keats: "The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream. He awoke and found it truth."

In poetically interpreting "Adam" as "everyman," both Keats and Smith ponder the experience of the imagination and dreams and their connection to the immediacy of the human world. Smith's photographs seek after the insight that dreams provide into the experience of reality.

"My interest is not in what is new or fashionable, but rather what endures and is graceful, stylish and beautiful," Smith says.

For more information on this and other Museum of Art events, contact Christopher Wilson at (801)422-8251.

Writer: James McCoy

twins-h.jpg

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

BYU study: Want to maximize the health outcomes of fasting? Start your fast with exercise

November 24, 2021
Exercise at the start of a fast can make a big difference. A BYU study finds when participants exercised, they reached ketosis on average three and a half hours earlier in the fast and produced 43% more the ketone-like chemical BHB.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU student film featured at the world’s largest children’s film festival

November 16, 2021
The film depicts a mother and daughter in the African country of Senegal who work hard to harvest salt by day and enjoy music by night. The short film masterfully highlights the importance of family and joy without the use of dialogue between characters.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Can heat therapy mimic some vascular benefits of exercise? BYU researchers say yes

November 11, 2021
Their research shows that passive heat therapy practically eliminates a near 30% decline in artery health that happens when people, perhaps because due to injury, become less physically active.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=