The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Reality is a Good Likeness

entry right out of the past door

The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) presents an exhibition entitled, Reality is a Good Likeness, from June 20 through December 1.

Since 2005, Patricia Carr Morgan’s work has focused on constructions of reality and cultural myth.  Her provocative work allows the viewer to explore reality, myth, perception and memory through the lens of her camera.

The three series highlighted in this exhibition take on some of the perceptions that fuel the American psyche.

Out of the Past uses classic film noir as backdrop, while the new images trace the history of photographic process from the beginning to the digital age.  united states (title purposely in lower case) looks at iconic Western films that have shaped the myth of our American past.  In Alligator Balls and Cotton Candy, Morgan explores how county fair images from across the country illuminate the great breadth and diversity of interests and aspirations of people in different regions, who nevertheless all represent what it means to be American.

An artist’s reception at UAMA is scheduled for October 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The reception is included with the price of admission. It is free to UAMA members and anyone with a CatCard.

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