Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches
September 30 – November 12, 2017
The exhibition features a select group of contemporary Southern California artists who are taking the manipulation of light to a new level. Thought-provoking imagery as well as an appreciation for more traditional work from the original masters is at the crux of this exhibition. The visual dialogue created by these divergent periods of photographic history parallels in unique ways to the present-day art photographer who challenges our ideas of what photography is and can be. These artworks take a distinct approach using a wide range of progressive aesthetics, materials and technologies to examine contemporary photographic image making. Among other themes, the artwork focuses on a fresh look at portraiture, conceptual-ism, digital manipulation, landscape, spirituality and storytelling.
Featured photographers include: Eleanor Antin, Becky Cohen, Ernesto Corte, Sol Hill, Pablo Mason, Michele McCain, Major Morris, Arthur Ollman, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Nadia Salameh and Richard Slechta.
In partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego we present Ansel Adams, Mathew Brady, Robert Doisneau, Harold Eugene Edgerton, Dorothea Lange, and Jacques-Henri Lartigue who were among the first to introduce the world to the art of photography.
For the Center’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration, the Tower Gallery displays a special ofrenda (offering) in honor of Mr. John Medina, a passionate and beloved educator who taught second grade in the Escondido Union School District for almost twenty years. Mr. Medina’s former students, the third, fourth, and fifth graders from Lincoln School have assisted in the development and design of the altar, under the instruction of teaching artist, Daniel Martinez.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Join some of our featured artists in a panel discussion focused on their distinct approaches to photography.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
22nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
This campus-wid event will include music, food and altars built by community members. Stop by the Museum for face painting, sugar skull decorating and more. Don’t miss our ofrenda in the Tower Gallery, dedicated to Mr. John Medina, a beloved teacher who taught in Escondido for 20 years.