For Immediate Release: Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches, Opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum

Escondido, California — :


Escondido, CA; The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will open Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches, on Sept. 29th at 6:00PM.  340 North Escondido Blvd.

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 imagemaking. Among other themes, the artwork focuses on a fresh look at portraiture, conceptualism, 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.

The exhibition runs until Nov. 12th, with an opening night reception open to the public on Sept. 29th beginning at 6:00PM. A panel discussion consisting of some of our featured artists is scheduled for Oct. 15th at 2:00PM and a special one-night only Dia de los Muertos celebration free to the public on Nov. 1st from 6:00-9:00PM.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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