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Current Exhibit

art by David Emitt Adams art by Karen Hymer

art by Joseph Labate art by Alejandra Platt-Torres
art by Carol Shinn art by Kathleen Spain
art by Karen Strom

Broaden the Aperture
Feb. 1 - March 11
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Rodeo Break Feb. 25-26
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
free and open to the public
Reception: Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit features work by Karen Hymer, Alejandra Platt-Torres, Karen Strom, Kathleen Spain, Carol Shinn, Joseph Labate and David Emitt Adams

Several of the seven artists use the medium of photography, Labate, Platt-Torres, Adams and Strom, while Shinn and Hymer use photography to produce images in other mediums. Hymer is a photographer who translates her images into photogravure polymer etchings and Shinn uses photography to create objects with thread. Spain works with the illusion of common objects, such as logs and birch bark, in the trompe l’eoil style in clay. Adams uses an older form of photography, wet-plate collodion, and attaches the film to tin cans and other rusted objects. Strom’s assembled images are completed in Photoshop from many layered photographs similar to work by modern artists, such as, Joseph Cornell and Henry Moore. All seven artists use the concept of broadening the concept of photography.

Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is located at the Center for the Arts on West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road in Tucson (just west of downtown). For more information about this exhibition please contact the gallery at 520-206-6942 or

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is open on Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon for the Friends of Fiber International lecture. The lecture begins at 9 a.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Above images (r-l): David Emitt Adams - Conversations With History wet-plate collodion on rusted tin can, 2012; Karen Hymer - Remnants, photogravure polymer intaglio, 2015; Joseph Labate - Brush Creek, pigment ink on cotton rag paper, 2015; Alejandra Platt-Torres - Blood Moon Hermosillo, color photography, 2014; Carol Shinn - Alone in the Sun, machine thread on fabric, 2015; Kathleen Spain - Burchbox, clay 2015; Karen Strom - Joseph Cornell’s Box, archival inkjet print, 2012