2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE

2015 SAFOTO Web Galleries (Link)

2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Quick Sheet (PDF)

2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions Catalog (PDF)

2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions & Events Calendar (Scroll Down)

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2015 SAFOTO Web Galleries Featured Artists 

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LAURI GARCIA JONES

(San Antonio, TX)
Incunabula
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

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HOU, I-TING

(Taipei, Taiwan)
Surface Tension
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

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ALEJANDRA REGALADO

(New York, NY)
In Reference To – Mexican Women Of The United States
Curated by Patricia Mendoza
SAFOTO Web Galleries

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RAMIN SAMANDARI

(San Antonio, TX)
Body And Mind
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

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2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions & Events Calendar

• FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JESSE ACOSTA, ARTURO BETANCOURT, DAMIAN BORGES, DANIELLE CHARLES
KIMBERLY CLARK, 
ROBERT CORDOVA, ADRIAN ESPINOZA, ARICA ESPINOZA
GEORGE FREENEY-JONES, MARY HULETT, 
MARVIN JIMENEZ, JON JOHNSTON
KAROLINA JONDERKO, NATALIA G. KING, GREG KINNEY, 
MARC LOMBRANO
DESTINY MATA, BARBARA MATCHEY, STEPHEN McDOWELL, BERRY MEDLEY

ANGELA MICHELLE, MARICAR RIVERA, DEIDRE SILVER, ALICE SMEETS
MARY LYNN SUTHERLAND, 
TAMMY TARABOLA, JONATHAN TREVINO
RYAN WALSTON, GREGORY WAGNER, DEWEY WINSTEAD, 
WILLIAM VILLAFAÑA

Absolute Resolution – A Participatory Photography Exhibition

Curated by Amanda Dominguez, Marketing Manager, Digital Pro Lab
Carla Ellard, Photography Archivist of the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection, Wittliff Collections, Texas State University
Ray Seabaugh, Large Format Print & Restoration Manager, Digital Pro Lab
Kathy Vargas, Artist/Photographer and Professor of Art, University of the Incarnate Word
Alicia Viera, Director of Cultural Programs, Texas A&M University, San Antonio’s Centro de Artes (Educational & Cultural Arts Center)

Digital Pro Lab
10103 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 377-3686| mail@digitalprolab.com | www.digitalprolab.com

Opening reception: Friday, August 28, 2015, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: August 28 – October 3, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 6 pm; Sat, 10 am – 4 pm; closed Sunday
Contact: Amanda Dominguez (210) 377-3686 | amanda@digitalprolab.com

Free and open to the public

Absolute Resolution – A Participatory Photography Exhibition is a collaborative exhibition hosted by Digital Pro Lab. With the transformation of its entire retail space into an art gallery, Digital Pro Lab will showcase fifty photographs from 31 international, national, regional and local artists curated using the Supported Interpretation (SI) model for visitor-centered exhibitions.

What components of an image elevate a photograph to speak to its viewer? A mere moment captured can give an image impact. Use of light and composition can demonstrate an artist’s understanding of technique. Yet, from photographer to viewer, each defines and interprets what is perceived uniquely. Through this participatory exhibition, visitors are encouraged to explore why photographs move them and the role impact and technique play in their response to what they are viewing.

• SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 – San Marcos –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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RODRIGO MOYA
(Mexico City, Mexico)

Photography And Conscience – Fotografía Y Conciencia

Curated by Carla Ellard
Photography Archivist of the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection
Wittliff Collections, Texas State University

The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2313 | thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu | www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu

No opening reception
Exhibit on display: August 3, 2015 – July 2, 2016
Viewing hours: Hours vary with the academic year
Please check the Wittliff Collections web site before visiting
Artist reception and book signing: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2 pm
Contact: Carla Ellard (512) 245-1399 | ce10@txstate.edu

Free and open to the public

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University organized this important exhibition—and the bilingual monograph that accompanies it—by drawing from our extensive and significant holdings of Rodrigo Moya’s gelatin silver prints. The first retrospective of Moya’s career to be exhibited in the United States, these ninety-plus images reveal his vision and precision in an important chapter of the history of twentieth-century Mexican photography.

Rodrigo Moya (b. 1934), one of Mexico’s prominent documentary photographers, began as a photojournalist in 1955. He covered the convulsive period that shook Latin America during the 1950s and 60s, including the guerrilla movement in Guatemala and Venezuela, the invasion of Santo Domingo, and the Cuban revolution. Also acclaimed for his social photography, these images by Moya are also often charged with political ideology. Abandoning photography as a profession in 1968, Moya went on to take advantage of his experience as a journalist and dedicated himself to writing and editorial projects. Alongside this work, however, he continued to photograph, primarily the sea and those who make their living from it, as well as other subjects such as the countryside, the streets of Mexico, religious processions, and people—the famous as well as the anonymous.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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AARON HUGHES (Glenview, IL), GIUSEPPE PELLICANO (Portland, OR)
ERIN TRIEB (Austin, TX)

The Uncertainty Of A Life In Security – Veterans Back Home

Curated by Scott A. Sherer Ph.D. and Marissa Del Toro

The University of Texas at San Antonio – UTSA Art Gallery
1604 Campus, Art Building, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 458-4391 | http://art.utsa.edu

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 2 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Tue – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm; Sat, 1 – 4 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Laura Crist (210) 458-4391 | laura.crist@utsa.edu

Free and open to the public

The Uncertainty Of A Life In Security, curated by Dr. Scott A. Sherer and Marissa Del Toro, explores the topic of security as it extends unevenly from the promise of military expertise to the complex lives of veterans and their families back home. Security is at once a mission of defense, safekeeping, and shelter, but a broad range of both short-term and long-term effects of work in the field has increasingly affected the lives of service men and women, their loved ones, and others in their communities. In recent years, news about veterans’ experiences demonstrates that personal security often remains a difficult objective to achieve. All of the artists in this exhibition are veterans or those who have dedicated much energy to working with veterans. Across media, their work begins with strong foundations in lived experiences to analytical and conceptual understandings of security, its hard-won successes and its failures.

Aaron Hughes is a veteran artist who explores the relationship between everyday life and the personal and collective traumas that occur both in and outside of warzones. Many of his projects look to dismantle systems of silence through the sharing of personal and collective experiences, such as his Dust Memories series of drawings, paintings, and collages that reflect the period surrounding his deployment in Iraq in 2003. Hughes has been central to the development of Celebrating People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War a collective print portfolio project that highlights the efforts of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) to bring the Iraq War to end, as well as to advocate for better physical and mental health treatment for veterans. The collaborative performance, Tea, extends the Iraqi ritual to an opportunity to talk about conflict and resolution.

Giuseppe Pellicano served as a medic in the United State Army from 2000 to 2004. His on-going photography series entitled Grenade addresses the issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on soldiers and their families. The grenade is a physical object that functions as a weapon of either self-defense or direct offense, but it is also a potent symbol for soldiers suffering from PTSD as they reintegrate back into their families and communities. In his work, Pellicano imagines weaponry in domestic settings.

Erin Trieb is an independent photojournalist with a long international record, and she is director of the Homecoming Project that uses visual journalism and media to raise awareness of veteran issues related to war and trauma. This project displays the devastating trauma and repercussions of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through photographic images of military deployment and the lives of veterans back home. Her photographs explore issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), combat stress, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and suicide in relation to reintegration.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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CECILIA PAREDES
(Lima, Peru – Philadelphia, PA)

The Wandering Flight

Curated by Patricia Ruiz-Healy

Ruiz-Healy Art
201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 804-2219 | info@ruizhealyart.com | www.ruizhealyart.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – October 10, 2015
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Alana Coates (210) 804-2219 | alana@ruizhealyart.com

Free and open to the public

Born in Lima, Peru, a country whose early civilizations revered nature, Cecilia often disguises herself against flora. The sweeping lines of foliage along with the rich hues that paint the backdrop and the artist’s body put her in an intimate conversation with nature. Animals, various objects, and fabric also play a part in the complex layers of Cecilia’s oeuvre. In her photographs she is so immersed in her surroundings that we can hardly tell where her body begins and ends.

This project tells the story of the perpetual aim of the act of flying. Posing as the first word of this story, seven photographs open the exhibit. They are all related to a place to arrive, a port, where the character can reside and stop for a while, looking for a sense of pertaining. Camouflaged into the surroundings, the character dwells in them and the landscape dwells on the character in a perfect symbiotic realm. Then the exhibit continues into four large format tapestries made out of feathers. These are common feathers that have been dyed with precise colors in order to create the tapestry.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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INGENIEROS CIVILES ASOCIADOS (ICA)
(Mexico City, Mexico)

México, Memoria Desde El Aire – Mexico, Memories From The Air

Curated by Jake Pacheco

UNAM San Antonio
600 HemisFair Plaza Way, Building 333, San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 222-8626 | www.unamsanantonio.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – October 1, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 6 pm; Fri, 9 am – 2 pm
Contact: Jake Pacheco (210) 222-8626, extension 232 | jap@unam.mx

Free and open to the public

Depicting the natural and architectural evolution of one country, the photographs selected for this FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA exhibit make up a small part of a vast cultural collection that was built over a period of 36 years, between 1932 and 1968. El Fondo Aerofotográfico (Aero-photographic Archive) received recognition as part of the Memory Of Latin America award, granted by UNESCO for its priceless catalogue of over a million photographs that tell the story of Mexico’s national territory. This small selection of images from that catalogue provides us with a unique opportunity to take a tour back through
the history and transformation of la Republica Mexicana.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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VILLA FINALE MUSEUM & GARDENS COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHERS

Somos San Antonio – We Are San Antonio – If Gardens Could Talk…

Villa Finale Museum & Gardens, 401 King William Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 223-9800 | villafinale@savingplaces.org | www.villafinale.org

One-day exhibition and garden social: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Contact: Sylvia Gonzalez (210) 223-9800, extension 5444 | sgonzalez@savingplaces.org

Free and open to the public

Photographs will be displayed throughout Villa Finale’s historic gardens. Beverages, food and live music will complement the exhibition and garden social all evening.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JAY GOULD, JAIME E. JOHNSON, JOHN WILLIAM KEEDY
HEATHER STRATTON, MELANIE WALKER

Performance Contained – The Camera As Audience

Curated by Libby Rowe

Terminal 136
136 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 458-4391 | http://art.utsa.edu

Opening reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – 19, 2015
Viewing hours: Thu – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Laura Crist (210) 458-4391 | laura.crist@utsa.edu

Free and open to the public

You enter your kitchen. The butterflies are fierce. A feeling of impending doom.
You are standing at the edge of a river. Water swirls. A cloud hangs low.
You leave a room and suddenly know there will be consequences to your actions. Something’s not right. Someone yells out at you on the street.
You look around, uncertain that they are calling to you.

Performance and Photography are a formidable pairing. Many photographers find their muse in the impulse to create and capture performative moments. The creation of a character, a scene, a moment to monumentalize all hinge on the performance being convincing. The performer must be completely in the moment for us to believe. The power of still imagery to infer a time-based event is utilized by Jay Gould, Jaime E. Johnson, John William Keedy, Heather Stratton, and Melanie Walker to great effect. The performances are supported with rich details, every object lending credence to the image. The moments and actions that happened just before and those that will happen next are as important to reading the image as the moment that is captured and displayed.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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TOM TURNER
(San Antonio, TX)

Lunar Calendars

Hello Studio
1420 South Alamo Street, #106, Building B, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX 78204
www.hellostudiosa.com | facebook.com/hellostudio.sa

Opening reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Tom Turner (512) 569-8134 | tom@tomturnerphotography.com

Free and open to the public

Tom Turner – Through my artwork I examine the importance of time to our perception of the landscape, while also considering our relationship to the environment. Lunar Calendars explores depictions of lunar phases by fracturing the expected white moonlight into its component colors. Rearranging the RGB channels of multiple layered images illustrates the fracturing of our perception of color as a fixed entity and how time alters our understanding of the landscape. Misaligning the plates within the images performs the same function as a prism when refracting white light into the component colors, creating unusual ghosting where differences occur. Lunar Calendars, consisting of photographs as well as a video installation, began as appropriated imagery from space agencies around the world. The act of appropriation from publicly funded organizations like NASA reinforces a universal ownership of the celestial object orbiting the earth. Like other Color Of Memory works Lunar Calendars creates vibrant depictions of the moon by creating distortions in the relationships of the moon’s phases. This work brings attention to our own connection with Earth’s natural satellite.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ROBERT MICHAELSON, JIM SPARKMAN
(San Antonio, TX)

Land & Sea

Musical Bridges Art Gallery
23705 IH-10 West, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 464-1534 | www.musicalbridges.org

Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – October 16, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact: Diana Tatu (210) 464-1534 | diana.mbaw@gmail.com
For after-hours viewing appointments: Anya Grokhovski (210) 725-1137

Free and open to the public

Robert Michaelson – Every time I put on my boots and grab my photography gear to head out into the woods with my dogs I enter a world of enchantment. I am intrigued by parts of the world untouched by humans just yet, filled with unimaginable colors and shapes, often undetected by the naked eye. I am transported to another realm of existence; I am a passive observer mesmerized by an utterly foreign universe going about its daily chores. I use photography as a means to document the world around me and share it with others. I admire every little detail of the smallest creature and am trying to highlight it in my pictures. I want people to be aware and appreciate the astonishing variety of life in the environments around us. My goal is to unconsciously arouse an emotional response to the unseen and unknown and try to convey the uncommon in the common. I want to share these images and introduce the people of San Antonio to this beautiful world we live in.

Jim Sparkman – My journey into underwater photography was first fueled by my desire to share the awe inspiring sights of our undersea world to non-diving friends and other divers. This evolved into a continuing quest to learn and explore underwater photography and is my greatest passion as I travel and dive around the world. I get to see many wonderful things in our underwater world along with a vast array of unique and varied sea creatures. In my travels I explore pristine reef systems with many varieties of beautiful hard and soft corals. I truly enjoy the sport of scuba diving, teaching scuba diving, and being underwater. There are still many places I want to see and photograph. Through my photography I try to capture the beauty of life underwater so people develop a higher concern for how we use and protect the seas of our colorful world.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SAY Sí MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(San Antonio, TX)

Element | Aspect – A Photographic Exploration Of Structure As Subject

SAY Sí
1518 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 212-8666 | info@saysi.org | www.saysi.org

Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 18, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am – 6 pm
Contact: Stephen Guzman (210) 212-8666 | stephen@saysi.org

Free and open to the public

For our 2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibition, SAY Sí —San Antonio’s premier creative youth-development organization— will explore the fundamentals of perspective as a personal and technical process. Focusing on architecture and architectural elements, middle and high school student-artists will be challenged to personally connect with non-human subjects and use pinhole or panorama photography to characterize this connection.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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DAVID ANTHONY GARCIA, ALEXANDRA NELIPA
(San Antonio, TX)

Elegance & Inspiration

Curated by David Anthony Garcia and Alexandra Nelipa
Organized by Antonia Richardson and Alexandra Nelipa

Mercury Project
538 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210
www.mercuryproject.net

Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Antonia Richardson (210) 478-9133 | Warren Borror (210) 573-5951
aw@mercuryproject.net

Free and open to the public

David Anthony Garcia – Compelled by her natural beauty and intrigued by a confident grace, the notion of integrating her beautiful image with the artwork that came from my soul just made sense. Balance counterbalance, fashion is art; she transcends traditional aesthetics enhancing the wellspring from which my artwork flows. Coupling the supple lines of her sensual yet powerful form with free flowing spontaneity and concise nature of the art has inspired this collaboration.

Alexandra Nelipa – When I first had the opportunity to gaze upon this man’s eyes, I saw the reflection of an inner world. His face appears to have arisen from a distant epoch reminiscent of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, knowledge without effort, speaking without words, bringing the past into a present. There is a magical appeal in the projection of Christian spiritual mysticism and in the serene and noble Spanish sensibilities in all of their manifestations. I see a beautiful spirit, not only in his external appearance, but in the light exuding from his heart and soul.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JENELLE ESPARZA, JOAN FREDERICK, JUSTIN PARR, RAY SANTISTEBAN
(San Antonio, TX)

Blurred Lines

Curated by Rigoberto Luna

R Gallery
725 South Presa Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 862-8875

Opening reception: Friday, September 4, 2015, 6 pm – Midnight
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 26, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment, Mon – Sat, Noon – 6 pm
Contact: Roland Fuentes (210) 862-8875 | rolandfuentes@gmail.com
Rigoberto Luna (210) 445-6997 | luna8190@gmail.com

Live Music and DJ all evening | Free and open to the public

R Gallery is pleased to announce Blurred Lines, our 2015 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA exhibition. This exhibit brings together four San Antonio photographers who work with a combination of traditional and new digital processes, together with sculpture, drawing, installation and video, to break out of the traditional 2D format of photographic prints. Each artist has developed a unique approach to bringing photographs to life with a new genre of art making, blurring the lines between traditional photography and new media.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 – Austin ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ALBERTO MARTINEZ, KAREN CASTELAN, EDITH MONTOYA
CRISTINA RIVERA FRANCO, 
JOSE LUIS SOLORZANO, KANDACE VALLEJO
(Austin, TX)

Youth Rise At La Peña

Organized by Kandace Vallejo

La Peña
227 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-6007 | lapena227@gmail.com | www.lapena-austin.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 5 – October 4, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm; Sat – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact: Lidia Perez (512) 477-6007 | lapena227@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

Youth Rise Texas is an organization that works with teens who have had a parent or caregiver incarcerated or deported. A central piece of our work is providing creative tools to help share their stories and shape individual narratives about their communities. For this exhibit, a group of teens are realizing a photojournalism project, featuring a family member, using photographs to tell their family’s story. We’re excited that through our collaboration with La Peña and Fotoseptiembre we have an opportunity to present this work. The exhibit also includes the photographs of Alberto Martinez, who for thirteen years worked as a photojournalist for the Austin-American Statesman.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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TESS MARTINEZ
(San Antonio, TX)

Nothing Behind, Everything Ahead, As Is Ever So

REM Gallery
219 East Park Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 224-1227 | www.remgallery.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 5 – October 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Fri – Sat, Noon – 6 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Dana Read (210) 884-3769 | remgallery@aol.com

Free and open to the public

Driven by the ideas of anonymity and ambiguity, Tess constructs faceless photographic portraits unveiling personalities defined by environment and pose.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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IRENE ABREGO, TRICIA BUCHHORN, REBECCA DIETZ, JO HILTON
EDMUND LO, MARK MAGAVERN, ELIA ZEPEDA, LEONARD ZIEGLER
(San Antonio, TX)

Natural Visions

San Antonio College – William R. Sinkin EcoCentro
1802 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
www.facebook.com/EcoCentro1

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 9 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 6 pm; Sat, 9 am – Noon
Contact: Steven Lewis (210) 486-0417 | slewis71@alamo.edu

Free and open to the public

The images in this exhibit are the photographers’ interpretations of the beauty and tragedy of Mother Earth. We have one world. In this closed system, we rely on the water, air and dirt that existed at the planet’s creation. Though Earth naturally recycles these elements, the balance of this perfection may be in peril. The majestic landscapes of mountains and plains, thundering rivers and waterfalls, glorious forests and farmland are threatened by man’s insatiable demands. Pioneering photographers were influential in conservation efforts to preserve the American wilderness for future generations. In appreciation of that tradition, the work of these eight photographers of San Antonio College reflects their reverence for the natural world and their meditations on nature’s prospects.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SCOTT MUELLER
(San Antonio, TX)

Alternative Processes

Curated by Brian St. John
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Art, Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University – Louis J. Blume Library Gallery
One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3430 | http://lib.stmarytx.edu

Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4 – 5:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 7:45 am – Midnight; Fri, 7:45 am – 6 pm
Sat, 1 – 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm – Midnight
Contact: Brian St. John (210) 473-8331 | bstjohn@stmarytx.edu

Free and open to the public

A fine art photographer living in San Antonio, Scott Mueller is best known for his alternative photography techniques and his work with the mammoth 20 x 24 Polaroid camera. His current bodies of work include infrared imagery he shoots in the Atchafalaya Swamp Basin, and a process known as Gumoil printing which combines the photographic image with oil paint. By focusing on unconventional techniques and materials, Mueller explores the boundaries of the photographic image including its manipulation and its effects on our assumptions of what a photograph means to us. Rather than only presenting a factual reality, a meticulously planned digital illusion is also then fabricated. These works resound and resonate with images culled from the realm of imagination. Nostalgically, Mueller’s works appear as dreamlike haunted images in which fiction and reality meet, perceptions merge, meanings shift, and past and present fuse. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Mueller wants to amplify the curiosity of the viewer by creating compositions that generate tranquil quiet imagery of an alternate reality that leaves traces playing with the edge of recognition. In this way his work establishes a link between the photograph’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. By fusing advances in the digital world with older photographic processes we can then see how these works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ANNETTE CRAWFORD
(San Antonio, TX)

What Once Was

Debra Benditz Art Studios
Travis Collaborative Building, 237 West Travis Street, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78215
(512) 588-2606 | www.debrabenditz.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Entrance is on West Salinas Street
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Debra Benditz (512) 588-2606 | inspired@debrabenditz.com

Free and open to the public

Annette Crawford – I see the world through my camera lens, since I started taking photos in 2010 with a renewed sense of purpose, I have found that I naturally frame what’s in front of me, even when I don’t have my camera. For this year’s exhibit I have stepped away from my usual hangouts at live music venues, and have instead focused on something completely different but equally intriguing to me. What Once Was takes a look at architectural elements, buildings and other structures that have been forgotten, abandoned or neglected. It’s easy to find beauty in beautiful things, in objects that are shiny and new. I find it in the things that others pass by or overlook, their eyes glued to the sidewalk or the screen of a techie gadget.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ANTHONY FRANCIS

(San Antonio, TX)

Real Lyric

Southwest School of Art – Ursuline Campus – Ursuline Hall Gallery
300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 10 – November 8, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact: Leigh Baldwin (210) 224-1848 | lbaldwin@swschool.org

Free and open to the public

Addressing the social self in the context of everyday relationships, Francis creates photographs that deal with the intimate and poetic interactions between people.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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HARVEY WANG

(Brooklyn, NY)

From Darkroom To Daylight (Exhibition)

Southwest School of Art – Navarro Campus
San Antonio Express News Photography Gallery

1201 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 10 – November 8, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Leigh Baldwin (210) 224-1848 | lbaldwin@swschool.org

Free and open to the public

Exploring the transition from film to digital, Wang documents prominent figures in the field of photography.

From Darkroom To Daylight documentary film screening, Tuesday, September 29. See listing further below.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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HUGH ADAMS, JUDI ALTMAN, BABAK PEJMAN ARYAN, JAMES BARBEE
SUZY BURLESON, BEVERLY CONLEY, PIERRE COOK, MARY ECONOMIDY
JON EDWARDS, JESSIE I. EISNER-KLEYLE, TOM FEHER, THOMAS FOSTER
PHILIP GOODMAN, KATHERINE GOODMAN, MELINDA GREEN HARVEY
CYNTHIA HURAYT, SUSAN JACOBS, CJ JORDAN, DAVID LYKES KEENAN
MIHAIL KOPYCHKO, RUFFY B. LIM, TRACY LYNCH, LEBA MARQUEZ
JOHN MASTENBROOK, COLLEEN MEACHAM, BERNARD MENDOZA
JAVIER VILLAR MORALES, TOM MORIN, DON NORRIS, HOLLY NORTHROP
STAN RAUCHER, PAUL ROSE, HEATHER ROSS, DONNA ROSSER
CAROL SERUR, L.A. SHIVELY, WINIFRED SIMON, MICHAEL PENN SMITH
TERRI ST. ARNAULD & FRANK YEZER, CLARK THOMAS, CHARLES THOMAS
PETER TILGNER, MARY TUGGLE, MERI AARON WALKER, SANDRA CHEN
WEINSTEIN, DAVE WILSON, BILL WRIGHT, DIANNE YUDELSON, BECKEY ZAJICEK

TPS 24 – The International Competition

Juried by Dr. David L. Coleman
Director, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University

San Antonio Central Library
600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 9 pm; Fri – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 5 pm
Contact: Carol Serur (512) 665-6384 | carol.serur@gmail.comhttp://texasphoto.org/

Free and open to the public

The TPS International Competition is an annual juried competition organized by the Texas Photographic Society. It is open-themed with submissions from artists of all levels. This year’s competition received entries by 141 artists from seventeen states and two countries (Spain and Belarus) who submitted a total of 847 images. Dr. David L. Coleman selected fifty images from 49 photographers. The exhibit was on display at The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, June 1 – July 25. After its showing during FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA at the San Antonio Central Public Library Gallery, September 1 – 30, the exhibit will travel to The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ANNA BRODY, RAY EWING, CORINA GAMMA, STEVE KING
KAREN LARSON-VOLTZ, MARIOS LIOLIOS, KENDALL McMINIMY
MARC NEWTON, H. JENNINGS SHEFFIELD, REBECCA SITTLER
ANDREW THOMPSON, JOHANNA WARWICK

The Altered Landscape

Curated by Tom Turner
Co-Director, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery

Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
1704 Blanco Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78212
www.clamplightstudios.blogspot.com

Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 2015, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Tom Turner (512) 569-8134 | clamplightstudios@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

The Altered Landscape consists of photographs by twelve national artists whose work depicts human intervention into landscapes. The images included in this exhibition represent an array of topographies that include deserts, mountains, and forests. Each artist presents a contemplative view and perspective of landscape; articulating and conveying a particular vision of the diversity of our remarkable American geography. They accomplish this with unique viewpoints, unexpected human incursions into tranquil scenes, or by framing an image in a way that draws attention to the land.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_The-Spirit-Within-Exhibition_High-Wire-Arts
MAUREEN “MOMO” BROWN, DANNA BYROM, GUILLERMO FRANCISCO GAITAN
MICHELE JACOB, CHARLES HARRISON POMPA
(San Antonio, TX)

The Spirit Within

Organized and curated by Maureen “Momo” Brown, Cindy Palmer
and Charles Harrison Pompa

Highwire Arts
326 West Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78218
(210) 827-7652 | highwirearts@gmail.com | www.highwirearts.com

Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 2015, 6 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – October 9, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Momo Brown (210) 744-9950 | momo4design@yahoo.com

Free and open to the public

The Spirit Within exhibition at Highwire Arts features five individual artists/photographers’ interpretation of the theme: The spirit of place and the ordinary found objects within. This reflects the spirit of San Antonio and it’s diverse neighborhoods; the spirit of abstractions, of the people represented within portraits, and the spirit of light and shadows. The physical artwork and creative process is a reflection of the spirit within ourselves and may represent connections with the divine as viewed through the camera lens. Some of the featured artists combine photography with mixed media —painting, sculpture and fiber art.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_The-Cowboy-Returns-Exhibition_Briscoe-Western-Art-Museum
BANK LANGMORE, JOHN LANGMORE
(San Antonio, TX)

The Cowboy Returns

Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 299-4499 | www.briscoemuseum.org

Exhibit on display: September 12 – November 29, 2015 | No opening reception
Viewing hours: Tue – Thu, 10 am – 4 pm; Fri – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm; closed Monday
Contact: Sharon Garcia (210) 299-4499, extension 551 | sgarcia@briscoemuseum.org

Related Events Schedule
• Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2 pm, artist talk with photographer John Langmore
Museum admission required
Tuesday, September 15 & 22, 2015, Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe
Extended Hours, Free Admission from 4 – 9 pm
• Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30 pm, exhibition tour with John Langmore
Museum open until 9 pm | Museum admission required
• Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2 pm, exhibition tour with John Langmore
Museum admission required
• Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11 am, museum tour led by Education & Programs staff
Museum admission required

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is proud to unveil its first original exhibition, The Cowboy Returns —a collection of photographic works by Bank and John Langmore that artistically chronicles the gritty reality of working cowboys in the American West. The exhibition includes select work from Bank Langmore —considered a preeminent photographer of the American cowboy in the 1970s— and his son, John Langmore, a celebrated artist in his own right, who spent the last three years photographing many of the same people and ranches his father documented over forty years ago.

The result of this father/son collaboration is a spectacular collection of more than 100 black-and-white and color prints exhibited for the first time at the Briscoe. Spanning four decades, the photographs were made on dozens of the most famous ranches throughout the West, including ranches in Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and Texas. The Cowboy Returns gives us a rare glimpse behind the veneer of this robust American hero -we see what happens in the off hours and share in the struggles and triumphs of daily existence on the great frontier. The exhibition traces an arc of the cowboy lifestyle across decades and generations. It is undeniable that big outfits are fewer and different than they were forty years ago, but, this exhibition clearly demonstrates the American working cowboy is alive and well. The Cowboy Returns offers an intimate view into the life, work, and legacy of an iconic American profession.

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Bank Langmore left a successful corporate career in the 1970s to become a fulltime photographer. Fascinated with the working cowboys of the American West, he set out for the country’s largest ranches, occasionally bringing his entire family along and subsequently planting the seed for his son to eventually follow suit. Bank Langmore quickly established himself as one of the leading photographers of the American West. His book, The Cowboy, is considered a seminal work on the subject.

Forty years later, John Langmore carries on the family tradition with his own photographs. He offers a decidedly unique perspective on the iconic cowboy and on the work of his father. Given the chance to cowboy at the age of twelve, John spent summers from 6th grade through his first year of law school “cowboying” on big outfits across the West. His work bears the mark of someone intimately familiar with life in the saddle. From 2012 to 2015, John returned to photograph a number of ranches he worked on over thirty years ago, many of which were also chronicled by his father. Rarely before has the cowboy been documented with such familiarity and continuity.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 – BOERNE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Barry-Norris-Exhibition_COSAS
BARRY NORRIS
(Taos, NM)

The Soul Of Chiapas

COSAS
1109 South Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 249-1500 | www.cosasonline.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 4 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – October 5, 2015
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm; Sun, Noon – 5 pm; closed Monday
Contact: Amy Niederhauser (830) 249-1500 | cosasemail@yahoo.com

In conjunction with Boerne’s Second Saturday Art & Wine | Free and open to the public

After living in Chiapas for 16 years, Barry Norris moved to Taos, NM, in 1992 where he currently resides. He still owns a home in Chiapas and frequently goes back and forth. He is the founder of the Barry Norris Studio, one of the leading digital studios in the southwest. He has spent a great deal of time with the people of Lacanja and his image of the Lacandon Brothers captures the timeless sense of this community. He also did a documentary study of the colonial saints in the churches. These mystical portraits of the saints were made on location with an 8 x 10 view camera and transferred to watercolor paper using Polaroid transfers and emulsion transfers. These, along with images of daily life and festivals throughout Chiapas will be represented in the exhibit.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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CHARLIE KITCHEN
(San Antonio, TX)

Standard View

S.M.A.R.T. Project Space
1906 South Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
www.smartsa.org | www.1906gallery.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – 29, 2015
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Yvette Benavides (210) 748-3181 | yvettebenavides@sbcglobal.net

Free and open to the public

Charlie Kitchen – My practice explores the possibilities in image making through physical manipulation of the photographic process. By masking large format film within the camera, the image is treated as a space in which structures and landscapes can be designed and constructed using the photographic referent. Using a large format camera offers a rudimental, yet highly flexible process that allows one to reassess the way in which a photograph can be made. Standard View is a series focusing on flatness and space within a photograph and how these qualities are perceived by the viewer. My impetus is using a non-conventional approach to photography, a medium that has been streamlined and dispersed among the public. Creating these images through a large format camera provides a way to utilize largely forgotten forms of photography while deviating from the convention.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Similar-Occurrences-Exhibition_Freight-Gallery-And-Studios
JESSE GUEVARA, MICHELLE LORENTZEN
(San Antonio, TX)

Similar Occurrences

Freight Gallery & Studios
1913 South Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
sergio.martinez@freightsatx.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7 – 11 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – October 7, 2015
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Contact: Sergio Martinez (210) 331-4382 | sergio.martinez@freightsatx.com
Michelle Lorentzen (210) 316-7743 | michelleclaire18@hotmail.com
Jesse Guevara (210) 416-8370 | jessegvr@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

Photographers Jesse Guevara and Michelle Lorentzen worked with similar ideas of investigating beauty in the mundane. Although the subject matter differs between the artists, the outcomes reflect the same detailed subtleties that are often overlooked in their environments. Guevara and Lorentzen are observers of the world around them and aim to instill a sense of curiosity and wonderment in the viewer.

Guevara works at an automotive shop constantly surrounded by mechanical tools, used car parts and disheveled objects. He uses an in-camera technique of double exposures on film to create a surreal view of the ordinary. Composition and color play an important role in Guevara’s photographs. An abstraction of reality unfolds as the viewer looks past the grease, grime and flawed objects to focus on the photographer’s vision of beauty.

Lorentzen began the process by digging up weeds in her backyard and setting up a still life for each one. Uprooting several specimens influenced her close attention to the intricate details of the varying roots and leaves. She used photography as the medium to give new light to something once seen as a nuisance. The digital composites tap into the hidden beauty within.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Cuba-Under-Construction-Exhibition_Dorcol-Distillery
PAGE GRAHAM, TAMI KEGLEY
(San Antonio, TX)

Under Construction – Havana 2015

Curated by Roberta Hassele

Dorcól Distillery
1902 South Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 229-0607 | hello@dorcolspirits.com | www.dorcolspirits.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – October 3, 2015
Viewing hours: Thu, 5 pm – 10 pm; Fri, 5 pm – Midnight; Sat, 5 pm – 1 am
Contact: Tami Kegley (210) 459-2336 | tami.kegley@gmail.com

Music and a food truck throughout the evening | Free and open to the public

Cuba is currently in a state of transition. Not since the Revolution has so much change taken place. This is most apparent when one looks at the Havana skyline. Cranes and scaffolding dominate the scene. At street level, metal barricades surround the numerous buildings being renovated. Under Construction: Havana 2015 is a personal photographic journey that takes a look at these changes, along with its impact on the Cuban people.

• SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Photo-Contemplo-2-Exhibition_Cathedral-House-Gallery
DAVID BOSE, JIM ELLIOTT, KAT GAMBS, TOM HAUSLER
KEZIAH HERNANDEZ, CHRISIE JENNINGS, SANTOS NAGAO
LINDA RICKETTS, EDWIN SASEK, PETER SZARMACH
(San Antonio, TX)

Photo Contemplo II

Curated and organized by Patsy Sasek
Cathedral House Gallery Co-Director

Cathedral House Gallery
111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 824-5387 | www.dwtx.org

Free and open to the public

Opening reception: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1 – 4 pm
Exhibit on display: September 13 – October 31, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Marjorie George (210) 824-5387 | marjorie.george@dwtx.org

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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DAVID RUBIN
(Dallas, TX)

Visions

Josephs
126 West Rector Drive, Suite 132, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 344-9285 | www.josephsmenstore.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 17 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 8 pm; Sun, Noon – 6 pm
Contact: David Rubin (210) 601-4085 | drubinsun@yahoo.com
Steve Rubin (210) 601-5678 | srubin@josephsmenstore.com

Free and open to the public

David Rubin is a Dallas based photographer, with deep ties to San Antonio. He specializes in street photography from around the world, especially Europe and Asia. Visions is his third exhibition. He has had two prior exhibitions in Dallas, at Zhen’s Music and Art Institute, where he also teaches photography for kids, hoping to inspire the same passion behind the lens. “There is a story in every capture,” he quips. “Sometimes it is fairly obvious. Often you must look fir it.” David’s work currently hangs in Dallas, San Antonio, Colorado, New York, Paris and Beijing.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Wendy-Bowman-Thomas-Dodd-Exhibition_AnArte-Gallery
WENDY BOWMAN (New York, NY), THOMAS DODD (Atlanta, GA)

The Magically Surreal And The Beautifully Real

Curated by Ana Montoya

AnArte Gallery
7959 Broadway Street, Suite 404, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-5674 | anartegallery@me.com | www.anartegallery09.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Art Talk, Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:45 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 30, 2015
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Jenifer Jaffe (210) 803-1515 | jenifer.jaffe@gmail.com
Crystal Galvan (210) 803-0059 | crystalgalvan@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

Wendy Bowman was born in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Texas Christian University from 2006 – 2010 and since then has been living and working as a photographer and painter in New York City. Bowman’s photographs confront the layers of perception through a synthesis of natural and artificial subject matter that triggers our various levels of understanding. The subjects in her photos often seem subtly displaced—their essences both undercut and accented by their context. She captures human and object forms in surreal scenarios framed by hard edges of urban landscapes in order to confuse the lines of objectivity and deconstruct reality and the motives that are believed to be a part of that reality. For the past four years Bowman has simultaneously been assisting the British-American artist Sarah Morris as an assistant painter and film production photographer—both traveling to shoot internationally and working in Morris’s New York studio.

Thomas Dodd is a visual artist and photographer based in Atlanta, GA who has developed a unique style that he calls “painterly photo montage” —a method he employs in editing software in which he crafts elaborately textured pieces that have a very organic and decidedly non digital look to them. His work often has mythic and quasi-religious themes that pay homage to Old Master art traditions while at the same time drawing from psychological archetypes that evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer. Although his artwork resembles paintings, his pieces are entirely photographic in nature, fusing many images into a cohesive whole. His larger works are often presented in a mixed media form that adds a depth and texture that complements the photography beautifully. Thomas has exhibited extensively in the USA and around the world. In 2014 he exhibited in Poland, Germany, Romania, New York City, Mexico City, Orlando, San Antonio, Seattle, New Orleans as well as in his hometown of Atlanta. This year, he has had shows in New York City, Seattle, Washington DC, Houston, Atlanta and many others to be announced. Dodd’s photographs have been featured in magazines, on book and album covers, and he frequently teaches workshops and webinars on photo-editing and marketing for artists. Thomas began his career as a visual artist in 2005. Before that, he was best known as the harpist and songwriter for the 1990s musical group Trio Nocturna, a Celtic Gothic ensemble that put out three critically-acclaimed albums (Morphia, Tears of Light and Songs of the Celtic Night) and performed at author Anne Rice’s annual Halloween balls in New Orleans, as well as spawning an offshoot band called the Changelings.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_A-Stop-In-Time-Exhibition_Northwest-Vista-College
PATT BLUE, MELANIE RUSH DAVIS, REBECCA DIETZ, MIMI DUVALL, KARL FREY
KAREN MAHAFFEY, DEBORAH KELLER-RIHN, EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ
GUADALUPE RODRIGUEZ, 
TOM TURNER, LLOYD WALSH & OTHERS
Alamo Community Colleges Fine Art Photography Instructors
(San Antonio, TX)

A Stop In Time

Curated by Melanie Rush Davis and Deborah Keller-Rihn

Northwest Vista College – Palmetto Center For The Arts
3535 North Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000 | http://alamo.edu/nvc/

Opening reception: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 24 – October 23, 2015
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 7 am – 9 pm
Contact: Mimi Duvall (210) 326-2622 | mduvall@alamo.edu

Free and open to the public

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 – Johnson City ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS

Still

Juried by Kate Breakey

A Smith Gallery
103 North Nugent Avenue, Johnson City, TX 78636
(512) 422-4080 | www.asmithgallery.com

Closing reception: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4 – 7 pm
Exhibit on display: August 14 – September 27, 2015
Viewing hours: Fri – Sat, Noon – 6 pm; Sun, Noon – 3 pm
Contact: Amanda Smith (512) 422-4080 | amanda@asmithgallery.com

Free and open to the public

• TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2015-FOTOSEPTIEMBRE-USA_Calendar_Harvey-Wang-Film-Screenings_SAC-SSA
HARVEY WANG

(Brooklyn, NY)

From Darkroom To Daylight (Documentary Film)

One Day Only | Two Screenings | Free and open to the public

• San Antonio College – Visual Arts Center
950 Lewis Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
http://alamo.edu/sac/vat/

Film screening and filmmaker talk: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10:50 am – 12:30 pm
Contact: Debra Schafter (210) 486-1042 | dschafter@alamo.edu

• Southwest School of Art – Russell Hill Rogers Gallery – Navarro Campus
1201 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205
www.swschool.org

Film screening and filmmaker talk: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Contact: Barbara Hill (210) 200-8239 | bhill@swschool.org
Leigh Baldwin (210) 224-1848 | lbaldwin@swschool.org

From Darkroom To Daylight explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work. Photographer Harvey Wang, who began taking pictures as a teenager, was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition to digital. Wang interviewed more than 20 important photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, Ruud van Empel, John Cohen and Jeff Jacobson, as well as innovators Steven Sasson, who built the first digital camera while at Kodak and Thomas Knoll, who along with his brother created Photoshop. Much of Wang’s work has been about disappearance -of trades, neighborhoods, ways of life; and to live through this transition in his own craft has enabled him to illuminate the state of the art as both a photography insider and a filmmaker.

Harvey Wang studied visual arts and anthropology at Purchase College, State University of New York. He has published six books of photography including Harvey Wang’s New York (1990) and, with co-author David Isay, Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (2000) and Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and Other American Heroes (1995). Wang has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. He won two Emmy Awards and his short films, ranging in style and approach from documentary to experimental, have been seen in festivals all over the world. His film Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and Triptych was chosen as Best Experimental Film at the 2004 Rhode Island International Film Festival. His first feature, The Last New Yorker was called “a daring piece of work,” by The New Republic.

Harvey Wang’s book From Darkroom To Daylight will be available for sale and signing at both screenings.