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S. Gayle Stevens and Judy Sherrod: Our Nocturnes
January 13 – February 16, 2014

Wet-plate collodion artist S. Gayle Stevens, collaborates with pinhole camera-maker Judy Sherrod, to create the series Our Nocturnes. Meeting in Pass Christian, Mississippi (a middle-ground between the artists’ residences in Chicago and Texas, respectively), Stevens and Sherrod make mammoth wet-plate tintypes measuring an unbelievable twenty by twenty inches. Resembling the work and process of early survey photographers, such as Timothy O’Sullivan, and inspired by Claude Debussy’s orchestral nocturnes, Our Nocturnes reveals the beauty of the Gulf Coast with its ethereal seascapes and “a little night music.”

S. Gayle Stevens, who lives in Downers Grove, IL, holds an MFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and frequently collaborates with Judy Sherrod, a camera maker from Wichita Falls. They exhibit nationally and internationally. www.sgaylestevens.com; twooldwomen.wordpress.com

Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock.  Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.