February 15 2007, 8:35 PM
I wouldn't have thought that a black and white photo of a bunch of old tires could be a covetable piece of art. But Zeke Berman's Tire Tryptich, on display through February 23 at the Metro State Center for Visual Art, is completely crave-worthy. The photo is part of the (REAL): Photographic Constructs show at the gallery, a collaboration with the Colorado Photographic Art Center, which includes work by several other national artists and three local artists.
(REAL): Photographic Contructs, an exhibition that explores perspectives in photography that visually integrate the context of created environments and reconstructing representation. Dimension, space and reality, themes that all photographers tackle to some extent, are the focus of this exhibition. Each of the works incorporate constructed realities, whether fabricated prior to the shutter release or after the photo has been printed.Several of the participating artists and galley curators will be on hand this Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m. for a free artist talk and Q&A with the three local photographers, Gwen Laine, Jon Reitfors, and David Zimmer.