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Jon Horvath

In addition to his art background, Jon Horvath studied English literature and the history of philosophy, and these disciplines influence his approach. “Images provide an opportunity to say something that escapes the confines of words. Words have precise definitions. Images can be far more open-ended.” That kind of fluidity practically defines his ongoing series, Wide Eyed, a repository of personal observations, glimpses, and passing thoughts about the things he encounters on his travels. What these pictures mean is entirely up to the spectator and their mystery is part of the fun. Horvath’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Haggerty Museum of Art and is included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He teaches in the New Studio Practice program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

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