Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the virtual online exhibition Southwest Monochromes: A collection of black and white photographs by Jim Wysong. Jim oversees academic operations at SFCC in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The exhibition will be available to view beginning Friday, June 25, at 4 p.m. through Thursday, August 12. Click here to see the exhibit.
“My work for this show features black and white images of the Southwest, primarily taken in New Mexico and the Four Corners region,” Jim says. “My challenge was to remove the vivid colors, which while beautiful, can sometimes mask the underlying richness of the forms and textures of this region. I also hoped to recreate the feel of the iconic images of the West taken in the early Twentieth Century. Those photographs, often featured in magazines and railroad marketing materials, created what I call, “The West of the Imagination.” In an ironic twist, the “Real West” often bent to conform to the expectations these images created, reinforcing the fantasies and fallacies in a strange feedback loop.”
For more information, contact SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassell at 505-428-1501.
Southwest Monochromes by Jim Wysong
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508
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