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A series of new video installations by Albuquerque resident Mary Tsiongas.
Mary Tsiongas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Likenesses of Light October 16 - December 20, 2013 Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Gallery Closed from November 28th - December 11th, 2013 Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present The Likenesses of Light,Â Mining the University of New Mexico Art Museumâs extensive drawing and print collection, Tsiongas appropriates images of work by Corot, Daubigny, and Edward Skeats to create five new video pieces. Using green screen techniques, characters appear on the screen to erase, alter and reveal these iconic artworks.Â Tsongasâ vision relates the interdependence of plants, animals and humans with the interrelationships of art forms through contemporary media. Informed by early film history, these works are captivating scenarios that allude to childhood fables and folklore.Â Born in Greece and now based in Albuquerque, NM, Mary Tsiongas has performed, exhibited and lectured extensively for the past ten years. Her work has been shown in over forty solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.Â She is the recipient of several awards including a WESTAF NEA grant and residencies at the McColl Center in Charlotte, NC and Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.Â Tsiongas is currently an Associate Professor in Electronic Media at the University of New Mexico.Â In the Project Room is Light in Hand, a selection of photograms by Albuquerque artist Jenna Kuiper. Using photographic tools with the intention of drawing, these unique works are made with carefully arranged cut-outs that are placed on glass and then exposed and developed in a darkroom.Â Through multiple exposures and the movement of cut shapes, the camera-less images are composed using both precise timing and intuition. Â Jenna Kuiper received her MFA at the University of New Mexico in 2009 and has since exhibited at the Univeristy of New Mexico Jonson Gallery, 516 Arts, Harwood Art Center, and the Richard Levy Gallery.Â Images for these exhibitions can be found on our website www.levygallery.com. High resolution images are available on request.Â The gallery will be closed from November 27 - December 11 for the Thanksgiving holiday and for our annual exhibition in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. This year Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to participate in Miami Project - an event not to be missed and runs from December 3 - 8, 2013.Â