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The Bare Necessity of Art
The Summer Sale


June 9th – August 31, 2009; closed July 1-7

Etherton Gallery
135 S. Sixth Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Summer Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday, 11am--5pm & by appointment

(520) 624-7370 :: Daphne Srinivasan, Hannah Glasston, Terry Etherton

Etherton Gallery, fighting recession since 1981, is pleased to announce our Summer Sale, The Bare Necessity of Art, featuring painting, photography and works on paper selected from the gallery’s inventory. The Bare Necessity of Art highlights the variety and depth of the gallery’s holdings in a summer sale not to be missed. This summer, there’s something for everyone at Etherton Gallery, not to mention free air conditioning between 11am and 5pm. And you can always park for free in our adjoining lot.

While masters in contemporary and 20th century photography are always on view, Etherton, known nationally as one of the top ten photography galleries in the country, will feature artists with diverse backgrounds and personal interests in The Bare Necessity of Art Summer Sale. Stop by and cool off with Lisa Robinson’s and Laurie Lambrecht’s poetic snowscapes or imagine hiking through Colorado aspens with photographer Christopher Burkett. Make time to see some of the stunning Arizona desert vistas photographed by Jack Dykinga, renowned for his work for National Geographic. The gallery will also have on view glorious hand-tinted photographs by Kate Breakey and starkly beautiful photogravures of plants and flowers by photographer Karl Blossfeldt.

Etherton plans to hang the show salon-style which means that you can really see the way one work of art plays off another. For example, Tucson artist Jim Reed’s mixed media painting, Girl at a Checkerboard Table (2008) has much in common with Joel Peter Witkin’s photograph, La Giovanissima (2007). In these two images, the artists present portraits of a young women interpreted in a Renaissance style. Despite their age difference, the two women share an uncommon grace, and Reed’s young woman in 80s redux strapless prom dress, will soon become Witkin’s gentle Raphaelesque beauty. Both women mesmerize the viewer with their hypnotic gaze, looking past us, insisting that we pay careful attention to the smallest details, the pattern of a dress, a lock of hair or a beautiful comb.

Fabulously voyeuristic is Michael Wolf’s Chicago # 6 (2007). Wolfe portrays two cylindrical, residential condominium towers. We play the voyeur, peering beyond the sliding glass doors that separate the terrace from the apartments within. And of course, you can’t help but look -- and laugh -- at Elliot Erwitt’s East Hampton (1983), a photograph of a life-drawing class, in which the would-be artists are nude and the model is dressed. This photograph alone is guaranteed to make you forget your summer time recession blues for a little while.

This summer Etherton Gallery has something for everyone with terrific sale prices on some incredible work (not to mention free air conditioning and parking), so drop by and check out The Bare Necessity of Art Summer Sale at Etherton Gallery.

Etherton Gallery is located at 135 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701. Summer hours are: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am – 5pm and by appointment. The gallery is closed July 1-7.  For more information please contact the gallery at (520) 624-7370 or info@ethertongallery.com.


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