9.27.2007




Renewing My Faith
Commentary by Jan Zbiciak Brummett

While running an errand yesterday, I found that there was an extra half hour left on the parking meter and decided to use the time to wander through a adjacently located art gallery in the downtown Tucson area. In hindsight, an excellent decision on my part, I must say.

The quality of Tucson’s prolific art scene continues to astonish and to renew my faith in the area’s art and artists. The Etherton Gallery on 6th Avenue could be as easily located in San Francisco (perhaps near or on Sutter Street?) or in Manhattan (I am thinking maybe in Chelsea?) or even in Los Angeles. It is a lovely space to visit.




In an exhibit at the Etherton Gallery, I happily disovered that local artist, Frances Murray, is currently showing a collection of her photographs and writing from 1977 to 2007. Entitled Psychologue, the show is a diary illuminating complex thoughts and feelings that most of us share in one way or another. Psychologue celebrates Frances Murray’s thirty-year journey in photography.

In a word, the exhibit of silver gelatin prints is luminous. The work is intelligent, visually poetic, risky and yet incredibly stunning.

A pleasant accidental discovery, I highly recommend investigating the work of this artist.



Photographs are courtesy of the Etherton Gallery website.



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11 comments:

sfmichel said...

Extraordinary.
Thanks for sending it along to us.

artartarthur said...

Very beautiful work. I visited the artist's website and also the gallery site.
Nice.

Melinda said...

Oh I love the fotos. So beautifull. Will definitely be looking into more of Frances Murry's art.

Brad M. said...

OMG, it looks like you are so right about the art in Arizona. Whow would have thought? Certainly not those of us who never leave the island.

Alexis said...

This is a good post. Useful and full of information. I like reading your blog. I love art. Good job.

Lost In Space said...

This is a cool blog.

clay and kate and marco said...

We really enjoy the various entries on your blog. This one is good too. We are going to look up this artist, from your hyperlinks on this website and even other research, too. Thank you.

Julianne Thisser said...

How lovely. What a beautiful blog you have. I will read it more often.

Blanche from NM said...

Marvelous. I also looked at the artist's website (part of your hyperlinks) and she is quite talented. Another fascinating post. I truly enjoy looking at your blog.

Robert said...

Such exquisite images!

Anne Marie said...

Simply beautiful.