JM GALLERY // MAY13 // 5-8PM
JM Gallery at One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX
Tuesday - Saturday
12pm - 6pm or By Appointment
469.779.6955
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JM Gallery is excited to work with photographer and teacher Frank Lopez in presenting an exhibition of
works by local photographers who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental
processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made. These artists use a variety of
processes—some old, some new, and some in combination—to create images that cannot be reproduced
using standard methods. Frank, for example, scratches, tears, and bleaches exposed Polaroid film and then
scans and retouches the images to create abstract works that illustrate the process itself. Susan Sponsler-
Carstarphen offers cyanotype images on fabric that recall ancient “wanted” posters, but present portraits
of recent victims of racial profiling and police brutality. Amy Holmes George’s ziatype prints are still lifes
composed of babies, duckies, ring toys, and children’s clothing that appear at once concrete and
dreamlike; familiar, yet strangely haunting. Kathy Lovas presents Police Blotter, an artist’s book in which
Polaroid pinhole photographs of newspaper crime reports, school photos, and encyclopedia texts are
layered to pose the questions: “Who will become a criminal?” and “Who will become a victim?” And Peter
Blackburn works with gum bichromate printing, a 19th-century technique that produces rich, painterly
images, to capture the energy of dance.
ALTERNATIVE
PHOTOGRAPHY
featuring
PETER BLACKBURN
AMY HOLMES GEORGE
FRANK LOPEZ
KATHY LOVAS
SUSAN SPONSLER-CARSTARPHEN
May 13 through June 24
Not Just a Box by Amy Holmes George