Appreciation, History and a Place in Contemporary Photography
Foto Relevance is committed to expanding appreciation of contemporary photography-based art. Periodically, artists and genres of photography will be selected for commentary, adding framework and historical context to selected work. Your comments are welcome.
Sky Light is an exhibition of two new related bodies of work, Rayleigh Shadows and A Legacy of Shadows, by photographic artist Brenda Biondo. Her interest in light and the environment sparked a decision to move to Colorado many years ago for clearer skies and open landscapes, and her attraction to atmospheric phenomena continues to
Now You See Me is a group exhibition that brings together six artists—Jerry Takigawa, Priya Kambli, Tommy Kha, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Leonard Suryajaya, and Tomiko Jones—who offer a glimpse into the vast complexity and nuance of Asian America. While diverse in scope, works in the show share a common thread: an urge to be seen
“The Good Dishes” of JP Terlizzi is photography-based artwork with a foundation in family tradition, history and culture. He broadens a classic still-life genre into a series of images that celebrate life and memory. “The Good Dishes integrates memory, legacy, and metaphor with my response to loss. As I witness an early generation of family
Letitia Huckaby creates unique objects using photography printed onto non-traditional material. “Beautiful Blackness” includes several components that follow the tradition of visual storytelling. The work is a combination of people, land and tradition. Letitia is a deeply religious and thoughtful person. The materials on which she prints—flour sacks, sugar sacks, cotton fabric that is either
“Somewhere Else,” a project of California-based artist Jane Szabo, is a constructed tableau that transports the viewer away to another time, place, or mood. The visual expression of “Somewhere Else” places the artist, in her own mind, where she would rather be, as an alternative to where she is at that present moment. Szabo uses
Lou Peralta has created a tactile and sculptural style of portraiture that visualize who the people of Mexico were, are, and have become.