Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Internationally Known, Locally Fresh

International Discoveries
October 25 - December 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm

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FotoFest creative directors chose nine artists for the exhibition, some of the best work they have recently encountered in their travels.

The exhibition’s artists are Chan-Hyo Bae (South Korea), John Chervinsky (U.S.), Kelly Flynn (U.S.), Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay), Jesús Jiménez (Mexico/London), Lydia Panas (U.S.), Przemyslaw Pokrycki (Poland), Diego Ranea (Argentina), and Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina).

Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Necklace, 1999

"Chan-Hyo Bae's work reflects his feelings as an Asian immigrant in the West. Lydia Panas examines her family and community. Alessandra Sanguinetti profiles the relationship of two young children as they grow into adulthood. Diego Ranea takes an unconventional and abstract view of landscapes. Kelly Flynn's look at sexual iconography and gender roles is serious and funny. Przemyslaw Pokrycki documents rituals from birth to death. John Chervinsky's scientific schemata reflect his career as an engineer. Roberto Fernández Ibáñez addresses nature and the seasons through the pairing of haiku and equally poetic photographs. Jesús Jiménez brings a sense of play to the camera. All of these artists show serious attention to their subjects and a decidedly contemporary aesthetic."

Lydia Panas, Tatiana, 2005