January 24, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Jan Staller, an artist "like a visitor from another planet who has landed on earth," according to The New York Times, a photographer of "an urban landscape that is eerily, often spectacularly alien," will exhibit his recent work in the Eli Marsh Gallery (Fayerweather Hall) at Amherst College from Monday, Jan. 24 until Saturday, Feb. 12. Staller will give a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115). Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts at Amherst College, the exhibit, the lecture and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Noted for color photographs that unexpectedly celebrate the industrial infrastructure, Staller received his B.A. from Maryland Institute and has had an active career in photography, film, publications and education over the years. He has exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., the International Center of Photography in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His works are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He is widely published and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1980) and the Polaroid Corporation (1978/1981).

The Eli Marsh Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will remain open for the reception on Jan. 27.