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August 27, 2001

Out of the ordinary photo exhibit at CSUS

Photo Exhibit."Alternative Photography: An Ironic History," an exhibition of processed prints created by California State University, Sacramento photography professors and students is on display today through Sept. 13 in the University Union Gallery. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Adapting a 150-year-old process of chemical development in which photographic prints were made with gold, silver, mercury and even platinum, these artists are challenging the modern electronics of the desktop and embracing the traditions of chemistry in the darkroom.

The photos on display utilize an iron-based development process that gives each piece the illusion of a textured surface. The artists have hand-coated their photo papers to create a more distinct tonal separation of colors, which gives each piece a very personal touch.

Exhibiting photographers include Roger Vail, Mike Ware, Leisa Barnes, Robert Hernandez, Steven Baudonnet, Sergio Saenz, Paul Curtis, Sharon Kelley, Bill Jacobs, Tyghe Richardson and Mark Thiesen.

An artist's reception will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 in the University Union Gallery.

For more information about the exhibition call (916) 278-6997. For media assistance call the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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