Carlotta Corpron I Ida Lansky I Barbara Maples
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DALLAS, TX:
This unique exhibition features photographs by three Texas artists that were influenced by the German Bauhaus.
Through their experimental photography and philosophy of modernism, they brought their ideas to Texas. Carlotta then had the special influence as a teacher to convey these primary rules of light as artistic expression and design.
Two of her proteges, Barbara Maples (1912 - 1999), and Ida Lansky (1910 - 1997) successfully mastered this style of photography.
This Bauhaus-driven philosophy is exhibited through the photographs of these three Texas women. In 2006, the El Paso Museum of Art featured a stellar exhibition of photographs by the same women, curated by Christian John Gerstheimer. Some of the photographs used in that exhibition will be featured in this show at PDNB Gallery.
Carlotta Corpron's photograph archive is located at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Vintage prints by Maples and Lansky are being exhibited for the first time at PDNB Gallery.
Fluid Light Design, ca. 1947