Lowe Gallery highlights indigenous peoples in photography exhibition
Lowe Gallery highlights indigenous peoples in photography exhibitionDecember 09, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
An exhibition of photographs by Mexican artist Flor Gardu?o will be on exhibit at SU’s Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery from Dec. 10, 2004-Feb. 13, 2005. The exhibition, titled “Witnesses of Time,” chronicles Gardu?o’s research in remote areas of Latin America during the late 1980s as she documented the lives and rituals of indigenous peoples. It is free and open to the public.
On Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., Gardu?o will join Fatima Bercht, chief curator of El Museo del Barrio in New York; and Hannah Frieser, assistant director of Light Work, to discuss the exhibition. The discussion will take place in Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art Building. It will be followed by a reception with music by SU’s Brazilian Ensemble.
“Gardu?o’s photographs are captivating,” says Edward A. Aiken, director of the Lowe Gallery. “As with all great photographers, she strengthens our vision, enabling us to see that which we would otherwise miss.”
Born in Mexico City, Gardu?o studied visual art at the Antigua Academia de San Carlos and later became an assistant to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, one of the most prestigious Mexican photographers. After branching out on her own, she published several books, including “Magia Del Juego Eterno (The Magic of the Eternal Game),” “Bestiarium” and “Meste?os,” a series of photographs of horses and Native Americans. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.
The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery is open Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon-8 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Mondays and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call (315) 443-3127.