Fugue in Dark and Light
Photographic works by Luis Salazar
February 20-March 14

Opening reception: Third Friday, February 20, 6-9pm
Closing reception: First Friday, March 6, 6-10pm
Open during Art Detour 27: March 7-8, 11am-5pm

*Presented as part of PhotoTapas, a Valleywide celebration of photography.

Over several decades, Luis Salazar has built a career on forms—-architectural and photographic. Taking on organic, globally-conscious forms and materials in his architecture, Salazar utilizes the human form as his primary muse in his photographic work.

The two loves developed simultaneously, as Salazar worked under noted photographer Jack Stuler while studying architecture at Arizona State University. Following his studies, Salazar spent time in Sierra Leone working with the Peace Corps, where his camera became a fixture of his social practice.

Salazar has exhibited his images at Arizona State University, Gebert Contemporary Art, Modified Arts, Method Art Gallery, monOrchid, American Institute of Architects Gallery, Galerie Antoine Proulx, and the Phoenix Contemporary Art Auction.

Artist Statement:
Fugue: a contrapuntal composition technique in two or more voices

This series takes this concept and transfers it to a series of dance movements expressing the relationship between darkness and light. Combining the dance movements with the reflection of light on the dancers gowns on a dark background gives a fugue in dark and light during a performance.

The idea was formulated four years ago while watching various ballets and modern dance performances.

Gallery Hours:
Local First Arizona staff:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery staff:
First Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Third Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Or by appointment, scheduled by E-mail.

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004