On view in the Van Deren Coke Gallery
September 13 – December 20, 2014
With an opening reception, Friday, September 12, 6 – 8 pm,
preceded by a members’ preview at 5 pm.*
Luz Restirada examines how photographers working in Latin America have navigated the interplay of technology, art and history from the 19th century up to the present as well as the social and cultural role photography has played in Central and South America. Luz Restirada presents works from the UNM Art Museum’s Latin American holdings in an effort to broaden the historical context of art and cultural exchange in this part of the world. Included in the exhibition are photographs by Pedro Meyer, Flor Garduño, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Luis González Palma, Joel-Peter Witkin and Vik Muniz.
Curated by UNM Art Museum Graduate Intern, Christian Waguespack
Graciela Iturbide (Mexican, b.1942); Mujer Ángel, Sonora Desert, Mexico, 1979; Gelatin silver print; 16 13/16 x 10 1/8 inches; Gift of William Peterson and Janice Schmitz; University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; © Graciela Iturbide, courtesy of Etherton Gallery, Tucson.
*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum.