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The Northlight Gallery presents Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios

August 23, 2016

Who
The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents the work of Louis Carlos Bernal.

What
The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts presents Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios, Sept. 14 – Oct. 23 at the Northlight Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus.

In Barrios Bernal portrays common Latino cultural events including “quinceañeras” and religious traditions, revealing the intimate lives of American Chicanos in the barrios of Tucson, Texas and New Mexico. The Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios retrospective was organized after his death in 1993. Prior to his death, Bernal gained international recognition as a photographer who captured the essence of Mexican-American life. Formally a teacher at Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, Ariz., Bernal influenced a generation of young photographers. In 2002, PCC dedicated the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery to honor his contribution to the college and the community.

The Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios retrospective is the first exhibition in a series that features the work of artists focusing their attention on the communities and desert regions of the American Southwest and Mexico. The artists’ images contribute to a continuing exchange, rich with blended cultural traditions, where in recent months social struggle and political wrangling have sparked the attention of the international community.

To learn more about upcoming Northlight Gallery exhibitions, 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: Tuesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Saturday: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Closed: Sundays, Mondays, major holidays and summer session.

When
Exhibition: Sept. 14 – Oct. 23
Opening Public Reception: Sept. 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Cost
All activities are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
Liz Allen
ASU School of Art
Northlight Gallery director
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 School of Art
Northlight Gallery director
480.965.6517
lizallen@asu.edu

 

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