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Atlantic Center for the Arts
The Southeast Museum of Photography is pleased to announce a new exhibiting partnership initiative with the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography Collection
November 18, 2011 – February 4, 2012

Andrey Chezhin

Rogelio López Marín (Gory)
Es Solo Agua en la Lagrima de un Extrano
(It's Only Water In a Stranger's Tear)
Black and white portrait of a man with a metal plate with numbers nailed onto his face. Black and white portrait of a woman with metal wiring wrapped around her face. Hand-toned composite photograph of water with a car floating on its side and swimming pool handrails in foreground. Hand-toned composite photograph of ocean wave and swimming pool handrails in foreground.
"Chezhin’s absurd, significant, and meaningless staged photographs of nameless types/characters give off a powerful, unpleasant semi-physiological sense memory of a past age of male and female functionaries and workers stamped with the distinctive marks of the limited, if not curtailed consciousness of social invalidism. Here Chezhin’s photography emphatically avoids any attempt to convey the psychological state or mood of the subject; this is photography that stands outside psychoanalysis or psychologism; outside any expression of the ‘psychical’. These are still-lifes where things (objects) are credited with neither spirit nor personal time, nor personal experience or living space or ‘physiognomy’." —Mariya Sheynina (Terenya)

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"Gory’s sensibility is still that of a painter. His hand-toned images...serve only to push the images further toward an abstracted somewhat surreal world whose elements veer inevitably toward metaphor. A consummate observer, Gory has mastered the hard-won ability to recognize and transmit the visual anomalies and puns that punctuate the urban environment. His is an artistry of degrees—of tiny increments that challenge the understandable and reaffirm the unknowable. His poetic orchestration of elements evokes an elegiac mood that is tinged with the thrill of discovery, a sustaining awe of the implied, and an obvious glee in the process."Tim Wride

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Friday, November 18, 2011

5-7pm - Preview at the Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery - Atlantic Center for the Arts
6pm - Introductory Gallery Talk

The inaugural exhibition will open Friday, November 18 with an introductory gallery talk at 6pm by SMP Director Kevin Miller in the Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Mark and Margery Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery. The opening talk and exhibition opening will be held in conjunction with the ACA’s “notorious” Wham Bam Poetry Slam. Both events are free and open to the public.

Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists' community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition, and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

Map of Atlantic Center for the Arts Gallery LOCATION
The Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: closed


For all information about the Atlantic Center for the Arts please email:
or call: (386) 427-6975

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The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
Free Admission & Parking

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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

Daytona State College prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age, ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, and veteran status. For more details, read our Equal Opportunity Statement or contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chair of the Equity Committee at 386-506-3403 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114.