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Exploring Photographic Alternatives

November 18 – January 8, 2012

Three nationally-known contemporary photographers probe the limits of photographic representation in Exploring Photographic Alternatives. Featuring acclaimed artists Holly Roberts, Darius Kuzmickas, and Vegas local Diane Bush, the show presents work intended to challenge political and intellectual conceptions as well as aesthetic notions, with photographic techniques that forefront their own photograph-ness. New Mexico-based Holly Roberts combines paint and collage with photographic prints to create haunting, luminous story-scapes. Portland, Oregon’s Darius Kuzmickas creates atmospheric pinhole and camera obscura images, with a series of images transforming anonymous hotel rooms into cameras obscura and recording the inter-relation of private and public across the hotel walls. Diane Bush will be displaying her latest series of large bleached photographs, "Blanket of Lies", bleached to the point of abstraction by the artist, as well as public participants during public events and political protests.

This exhibition is funded, in part, by Cirque du Soleil® Cultural Action Department; and by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

An opening reception will be held on November 18, 6 - 8 pm, and an artist’s talk and closing reception will take place January 8, 3 - 5 pm; both events are free and open to the public.