Hartnell alumna turns rustic decay into a work of art - exhibit to open

Publish Date: 
Apr 3, 2017

Hartnell alumna turns rustic decay into a work of art

Renee Koppany’s Ragnarok

Salinas, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District and the Hartnell College Visual Arts Department will proudly host an artist reception for alumna Renee Koppany’s onThursday, April 6, 2017.

The artist will present her exhibition of photography, Ragnarok, at the Seminar Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 411 Central Avenue, Building K, Salinas, CA. In this work, Koppany explored and recorded the modern ruin of the Fort Ord Army Base. The decay of the once crisply maintained grounds and structures are reminiscent of the ancient ruins of antiquity that were neglected for centuries.

She photographed the familiar, yet obsolescent objects of the recent past as mysterious objects of a forgotten civilization. Decay takes on an enigmatic atmosphere of mystery in Koppany’s images. She explores the realms of lost value and rediscovery of abandonment and nostalgic reclamation. Her work takes on an unexpected beauty as it compellingly draws the viewer into her vision of a lost world.

Ragnarok will be on exhibit at the Hartnell College Seminar Gallery, Building J, through May 5th. For more information, please contact Instructor of Photography and Art, Eric Bosler at ebosler@hartnell.edu or call 831-755-6792.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.