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‘Community Landscape’ displayed at TAMUK
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The photographic work of Community Landscape explores traditional and contemporary photographic methods. The work reflects and comments on various aspects of our western culture and will be on display through Nov. 19 at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. This exhibition was curated by Professor Jesus De La Rosa. For more information, call 593-2619.

About the artists featured in Community Landscapes:

As a Chicano narrative photographer, Chuy Benitez uses panoramic techniques to intimately photograph the acculturation of the Mexican American communities in the United States.

Leonard Brown merges digital photography and traditional print-making techniques to reflect on the ongoing immigration and then migration, of people as one of the most common and similar stories of Americans.

The work of Karen Sanders is grounded in the ways photography functions as representations and interpretation. She incorporates vector graphics in her photographs to show the intersections of disciplines and cultures, working in the space between image, code and the construction of meaning.

John Aäsp appropriates scenes from old silent films, contemporary television, old and newfound objects to create a rich rhythmic pattern of moving images. This combination of still and motion graphics bridge cinema and photography.

Nora Herting has been documenting the diversity of Brooklyn through an initiative set forth by the Brooklyn Historical Association and the Getty Foundation. Her work is part of “The Face of Brooklyn,” a collection of more than 300 portraits.

The work of Efrain Salinas asks the viewer to find beauty in the peculiar. His black and white photography portrays the border wall as a beautiful aesthetic composition. In his photography series Faith and Light, Salinas uses lights as a metaphor for the channel that blends delirium, faith and spirituality.

The photographs of Marina Salinas capture the abandonment of peoples’ homes as they migrate to the United States in search for a better life.
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