ENMU Hosting Photography Exhibit

PORTALES–Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host a solo exhibition, “Our Fill of Elsewhere,” of the photography of Sherwin Rivera Tibayan beginning Sunday, Sept. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 1 during normal library hours (call 575-562-2624 for hours).

A reception will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 in Runnels Gallery.

 “The images comprise selections from two of my projects, Best General View and Horror Vacui,” said Tibayan on his website.

“My recent projects are influenced by the visual benefits of—and challenges posed by—digital culture to our relationship with the history of images.”

“”Best General View’ is a project that considers both the recorded and irretrievable histories a person steps into when making a photograph in the American West. Using an old screen, found color slides, and wall-sized projections, my images are a collaboration of sorts, taken both side-by-side and within the light and landscapes of an anonymous photographer, like a pair of familiar strangers on the same guided tour,” said Tibayan on his website.

“”Horror Vacui’ surveys the material presence of empty billboards and considers their capacity to comment on the environments that surround them,” according to his website.

The artist has a bachelor of arts from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  He has also studied abroad atKarl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, during spring of 2004.

The artist is currently a candidate for a master’s of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma.

To view more artwork or contact Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, visit www.sherwinriveratibayan.com .

For more information call Bryan Hahn at 575-562-2778.

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