Lyndsie Sclink: View Finder
On display until Friday May 4th, 2018
The Joe McCauley Gallery at Heartland Community College presents View Finder, a selection of digital photographs by Lyndsie Schlink, February 12 through May 4. An artist reception takes place Wednesday, February 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the gallery.
View Finder presents a selection of Schlink's photographs, dated from 2012 to present, that reflect her background in fine arts and photojournalism. In landscapes and portraits, she captures and composes closely viewed to distant perspectives, using both studio and ambient light, with minimal post-production image editing.
Shot during her career as Senior Photographer at Illinois State University, each photograph is Untitled, with exact dates and accompanying descriptions that provide chronological, biographical and directional context to viewers.
While Schlink's ISU work is widely published in digital formats as magazine covers, brochures and other print publications, this exhibition represents the first time this work has been printed solely as photographs on display in a gallery setting.
After the close of the McCauley Gallery show, View Finder will be displayed in Milner Library at Illinois State University.
About the Artist
Schlink's passion for art began in her youth, then continued through college courses and photojournalism for the student newspaper, The Vidette at Illinois State University. Following work for the Herald & Review (2005 – 2007), and The Pantagraph (2004 – 2005), she became ISU's Senior Photographer in 2007. Schlink was recipient of ISU's Civil Service Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Additionally, she is a Concert Photographer for Cumulus Media, 2015 to present.
Her photography has received numerous awards from the University Photographers' Association of America and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In 2017, her work received first place for publication covers from the UPAA, for Redbird Scholar, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 issues, and the Illinois State Alumni magazine, August 2016. For the ISU 365 Photo Project, she was awarded the 2014 Pride of CASE: Platinum category (gold award), Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing.
A graduate of Normal Community West, she holds degrees from Heartland Community College (Associates in the Arts, 2002), and Illinois State (Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, 2004).