France Garrido and Starr Tucker-Ortega
The title of the exhibition, “Luminescent,” meaning the emitting of light not caused by heat, explains the substance of the artwork on display. The two artists vehemently demonstrate how their mediums, photography & mixed media, can utilize and/or produce light whether real or imagined to create a world of illusion. Starr Tucker-Ortega has explored traditional Photography, Sunprints & Photograms in an effort to create portals into imagined planes & spaces. Her new work continues to play with the idea of perceived realities. She strives to create otherworldly images where the viewer can be transported to another place or time that may or may not exist in real life. France Garrido, known internationally for her paintings & collages, will exhibit her newest experimental works of Ebony, Monolith Graphite Pencil & Ink drawings on Mylar. These potent images that are figurative, though not necessarily realistic, as well as bold and sensitive surreal plunges into a world where light and dark play with each other in a dramatic way.
Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org
Free parking is available at the rear of the building on Jackson Street.