“Cut, Punctured, Manipulated” by Andrew Thompson on view at SRO Photo Gallery January 19th-February 19th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Cut, Punctured, Manipulated by Andrew K. Thompson, the fifth exhibition in the2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition SeriesCut, Punctured, Manipulated will be on view January 19th -February 19th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Andrew Thompson, Green Landscape (2016), chemically altered and sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

In Cut, Punctured, Manipulated, Thompson willingly embraces photographic flaws and imperfections. The artist challenges traditional photographic ideals by chemically altering prints using silver halides, a toxic chemical that allows color dyes to slide across the page, and also by sewing directly onto the prints.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Piercing the Veil #11) (2013), chemically altered chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Cut, Punctured, Manipulated is an “acerbic contradiction” of notions of beauty and perfection.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Red Palm Tree) (2016), sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Andrew K. Thompson holds an MFA in Studio Art and Design from California State University in San Bernardino. He is a freelance photographer and art writer and is currently a lecturer of photography at California State University. Thompson exhibits nationally and internationally. He is represented by Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and Gallery 1 of 1 in Seattle.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

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