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Upcoming Exhibition

 
Soot and Water: Gyotaku Records of Catalina
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
Artists' Plaza Gallery
March 28, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Conceived in mid-19th century Japan as a way to record impressive fishing catches, gyotaku prints are sublime tributes to the struggle, and the respect, between man and the denizens of the deep. As one of the last practicing artist of the traditional Japanese methods involving semi and washi (ink and paper), Dwight Hwang's remarkable works reveal a tenderness and reverence for both the fish he is immortalizing and the legacy of the gyotaku craft.

 
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
John and Hasmik Mgrdichian Gallery
June 20, 2020 - September 27, 2020

This exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her long-time friend and lover, Nickolas Muray. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he was Frida Kahlo's friend, lover and confidant. Muray's photographs bring to light Kahlo's deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship.

This traveling exhibition has been organized through the Nickolas Muray Archives and is circulated by GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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