Return to accessibility navigation at the top of the page.

Current Exhibit

Susan Beiner Blue Poppy Vessel

Susan Beiner Sterile Landscape
Susan Beiner Unintended Consequences
Mark Pomilio Carbon Blue
Mark Polio Early Catastrophe II

Oct. 26 - Dec. 11
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. closed Veteran's Day 11/11, Thanksgiving 11/26-27
Pre-Reception Artists Talk: Nov. 12, 4 p.m.
Reception: Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the second fall exhibition, CELLULAR, featuring drawing, painting and ceramic installation by internationally recognized artists, Mark Pomilio and Susan Beiner. Both artists are professors at Arizona State University in Tempe. The exhibition came about from an introduction to Pomilio’s work to David Andres, Bernal Gallery director, by Dan Leach, a prominent Tucson collector. According to Andres, “I was intrigued by Mark’s work and his ability to bend space with the use of black charcoal on paper. He literally manipulates his drawings into three-dimensional sketches that are stretched over wooden forms. Some extend from the wall several feet giving them an appearance of kites.” The cellular aspect of both Pomilio’s drawn and painted geometric patterns and Beiner’s organic porcelain shapes “resemble a structural unity of a much larger organism.”

Pomilio says he finds inspiration in naturally occurring events on the earth’s surface. “My thinking is to create shaped works that bend, embrace and subtly surround the viewer, as found in the curved, comforting environments of Canyonlands and Antelope Canyon.”

Beiner melds together hundreds of complex and minutely detailed ceramic shapes to portray her view of an environment negatively impacted by greed and genetic engineering. “By depleting the earth’s natural resources and elements of color, plant structures are adapting, and their energy of color is being released causing sterility.” 

Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is located at the Center for the Arts on West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road in Tucson (just west of downtown). For more information about this exhibition please contact the gallery at 520-206-6942 or

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is exhibiting several art pieces by the artists in CELLULAR at the Tucson International Airport Oct. 28 - Feb. 3, 2016.

above images: Susan Beiner: Blue Poppy Vessel, Sterile Landscape, Unintended Consequences (1 panel). Mark Pomilio: Carbon Blue, Early Castastrophe II