International Exposure: Looking at Contemporary Photography
International Exposure: Looking at Contemporary Photography showcases the talents of artists who use photography as art to highlight a variety of themes, styles and techniques. The exhibit continues through Sept. 30. It is presented by Ruiz-Healy Art at the International Center with the support of Casa de Nuevo Leon in San Antonio.
Peruvian-born artist Cecilia Paredes self-portraits allude to her connection to nature. For example, in “Magnolia Landscape,” she turns her back to the camera while standing against a red wall of painted pink magnolias.
Although it appears the magnolias that cover her bare back have been digitally placed there, it is not the case.
“She stages the photograph by having her assistant stand in for her, sets everything up the way she wants it, and then she has body paint applied to her,” says Patricia Ruiz-Healy, curator of “International Exposure: Looking at Contemporary Photography.”
Paredes is one of 17 local and international artists who exhibit works in “International Exposure: Looking at Contemporary Photography,” which runs from Sept. 4-30 at the City of San Antonio International Center, 203 S. St.Mary’s St. An opening reception is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the center. Four of the artists will be available for interviews at 5 p.m.
As part of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA
Cecilia ParedesMagnolia Landscape, 2007Photo Performance Cibachrome print; mounted on aluminum ed. of 550 x 55"127 x 139.7 cm
Graciela IturbidePerros Perdidos Rajasthan, India, 1998Gelatin silver print16 x 20"40.6 x 50.8 cm
Alfredo De StéfanoLadders to the Sky: Replenishing Emptiness, 1999C Print25 x 30"
63.5 x 76.2 cm
Stella SidiCosturas y Suturas, UndatedDigital photograph and drawing25 x 14"63.5 x 35.6 cm
Arturo AlmeidaEl Maguey de Delia, 2008Print on Museo paper47 x 35"119.4 x 88.9 cmed. of of 5
Jeffrey MongrainThe Iris of Dr. John Daugman, 2005Clay, optical lens, photograph and light box15 x 15 x 11"38.1 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm