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ASU Herberger Institute School of Art presents the Phoenix Transect Exhibition

Who
The ASU Herberger Institute School of Art

Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes, Looking West From Hayden Butte Photo by D. Bryon Darby

What
The ASU Herberger Institute School of Art presents the Phoenix Transect photographic exhibition, Oct. 19 – Nov. 19, at the Northlight Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus. The exhibition features a culmination of work completed from 2007–09 by ASU undergraduate and graduate students. A public reception also is being held Oct. 26. Join the photographers and scientists represented in the Phoenix Transect exhibition during a discussion of their work on Nov. 9. Mark Klett, Regents’ Professor of Photography, joins the students involved in the exhibition to discuss their collaborative process and the continuing evolution of the project.

Led by Klett, the Phoenix Transect is a research project undertaken by the field class in photography at the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art. Project participants are visual artists and natural and social scientists who worked in collaboration to explore growth and changes spanning the Papago Buttes to the modern light-rail transit system in the larger Phoenix Metropolitan area, its urban and outlying spaces, its people, natural environments and resources. Images depict the once mighty Salt River’s enduring but fragile riparian areas and the even more fragile lives of homeowners threatened with foreclosure.

The exhibition explores the traditional photographic boundaries between documentary and expressive practices, while it examines new media for visualization and promotes interdisciplinary perspectives. When seen together, the combined fieldwork of many years can be seen as a larger survey creating a detailed portrait of the Phoenix metro area evolving over time. For more information visit:http://art.asu.edu/gallery/northlight

Where
The Northlight Gallery is located in room 101 in Matthews Hall on the southeast corner of Tyler and Forest Malls on the ASU Tempe campus.

Northlight Gallery hours: Monday: 7–9 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday:10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 12:30–4:30 p.m.; Closed: Mondays, Fridays, Sundays and major holidays.

When
Exhibition: Oct. 19 – Nov. 19 
Public reception: 7–9 p.m., Oct. 26 
Artists’ talk: 7–9 p.m., Nov. 9 

Cost
All activities are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
Liz Allen
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Art
Northlight Gallery
480-965-6517
lizallen@asu.edu

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Liz Allen
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Art
Northlight Gallery
480-965-6517
lizallen@asu.edu