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EXHIBIT OPENING: Tina Gutierrez, Larry BROWN | PHANTASMAGORIA: The Fictitious Truth of 1666 Bruce Street

Begins 2 days from now

Sep 30 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Wash Park Art Gallery
1215 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dates & Times:

September 30, 2022
5:00-8:00 pm


Exhibit opening!
A record of recomposition—found photos with interpretive text, challenging the confines of conventional photography.

This exhibit is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. The 2022 theme, World Record, considers photography’s extensive record of life on earth, humankind’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community.

Tina Gutierrez decomposes the photographic record found at 1666 Bruce Avenue (the former home of an early 20th-century mortician and his family) into digital renditions presented through unexpected media that challenges the two-dimensional confines of conventional photography, while Larry Brown resurrects a narrative about the inhabitants of that recorded world.

The exhibition disrupts norms of photographic presentation, linear time translation of photographic content, and acceptance of photography’s posited reality. Using found family photos, the exhibition complicates our understanding of recorded lives by extrapolating past documentation into new views from our present portal. Brown and Gutierrez’s creative process is dependent upon what was left behind, while visual processing is dependent upon what is put forth: the result is a phantasmagoria of images and words.



Contact Information:

HOlly Doan Spraul
[email protected]