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Current Exhibit beginning Sept. 4

art by William Lesch art by Joan Marum
art by Iolanda Palmer art by Alejandra Platt
art by Rebecca Wilder art by Tom Willet

CIELO
Sept. 4-Oct. 5, 2018
Reception/Gallery Talk: Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture by Io Palmer: Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public. Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and before select performing arts performances. Closed for rodeo 2/22-23.

Under the direction of gallery director David Andres. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents CIELO featuring work by William Lesch, Joan Marum, Io Palmer, Alejandra Platt, Rebecca Wilder and Tom Willett. Andres explains the exhibit, “In the history of landscape art, artists have depicted the elements of earth, sky and celestial to bring inspiration, interpretation and spiritual expectations of life. The six artists from Mexico, Idaho and Tucson examine their interpretations of the sky, questioning what we know and see in our expectations and impressions of life, weather, danger, space, time and color.”

Known for his luminous landscapes of the AZ Sonoran Desert, Tucson photographer Bill Lesch exhibits reflections of sky and stars in time-lapse photography from a recent Colorado river trip. Constructionist Joan Marum builds imaginary columns of sky using discarded soda cans to depict light and time in her impressions of sky, clouds, and color. Io Palmer, originally from Greece, teaches at Boise State University. Her installations of cut paper and wooden structures interpret clouds, using elements of time, space and color. Alejandra Platt resides in Mexico and Arizona, photographing recent lunar eclipses and Sonoran landscapes. She creates large-scale unimagined spiritual and ethereal landscapes. Rebecca Wilder paints the Sonoran Desert’s storm clouds in deceptive, realistic sunset colors and saguaros against bright blue skies. Tom Willet photographs luminous landscapes of impending danger through the dust bowl storm clouds of Oklahoma and the Arizona Sonoran desert’s nocturnal sky with flashes of lightning.

Additional images by the artists are on display at the Extension Gallery, Tucson International Airport through October 25, 2018.

Above images by (left to right, top-bottom): William Lesch, Joan Marum, Io Palmer, Alejandra Platt, Rebecca Wilder, Tom Willet