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June 20 - July 19, 2008


TWENTY-ONE


Opening Reception

Saturday, June 21, 2008

from 5 pm – 8 pm



PDNB Gallery presents a special exhibition of 21 photographs selected from the gallery's artists.

This summer exhibition opens on June 21st, the Summer Solstice. Three gallery curators selected 7 photographs to be exhibited in the John Albok Gallery.

Opening reception will be Saturday,

June 21, 2008 from 5 - 8 PM.

Featuring photographs by:

Cuban born Mario Algaze

Italian Neo-Realist Mario DeBiasi

Texas artists: Chuy Benitez, John Herrin, David Johndrow

Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt

El Paso artist, Chuy Benitez, photographs the Hispanic culture in his hometown. His large panoramic image of a mariachi band playing in a local Hispanic grocery store explodes with festive sound and energy.


Houston artist John Herrin's abstract color photographs are an homage to the significant 20th Century American artist, Aaron Siskind. Siskind's black and white photographs of cracks and tar in our urban landscape were a tribute to fellow abstract expressionist Franz Kline's bold brushwork. Herrin has brought this forward to the 21st Century by using an 8 x 10 camera to explore similar beauty, also in dramatic, painterly fashion, in color.

This is a sensational mix of documentary and conceptual work by established and emerging talents.

Cassio Vasconcellos,

Bagley St., 2004