Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Report From The Field
Core Memory, the exhibition by photographer Mark Richards at Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona opened on June 14th.
Downtown Tucson was looking like a ghost town as I pulled in, but all of the nightlife seemed to funnel into this opening reception. Computer fanatics. Art appreciators. Women brandishing credit cards. Mark signing books and managing the masses. I really hadn't been to such a blow out art event in ...I don't know how long.
It was Art and Commerce, with the latter going strong and not letting up. Shopping bags were filled with copies of Core Memory, geeks shared stories and the art folk of Tucson came out to see what the big deal was all about.
And here...as you exit, a classic Arbus image, being stared at by a Witkin: