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Core Memory:
A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers


Dates: June 14 – August 30, 2008

Reception & Book signing: Saturday, June 14th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Etherton Gallery
135 S. Sixth Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11-5

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


Etherton Gallery is pleased to present Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers, featuring photographs by Mark Richards. The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 14th with a reception and book signing, from 7--10pm.  Etherton Gallery is located at 135 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701. For more information please contact the gallery at (520) 624-7370 or info@ethertongallery.com.

Described as “mind-blowing” by the New York Times, the exhibition features a selection of Richards’ dramatic, oversize, color photographs that traces the history of the computer from war machine to pc – from symbol of American cultural superiority, to the new standard of American middle class affluence.

Core Memory began as a project for the Computer History Museum located in Mountain View, California – the heart of Silicon Valley – but evolved into a larger aesthetically grounded production, as a consequence of Richards’ ability to bridge technology and art. He has created images ranging from the famous, room-size, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), invented during World War II, to the failed Kitchen Computer, marketed by Neiman Marcus in 1969, but appropriate only for kitchens from 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as images such as the DEC PDP-8 (1965), which transforms the control panel from documentary photograph of the first minicomputer into abstract modernist design.

Represented in Tucson by Etherton Gallery, Mark Richards is available for interviews upon request.  Please contact the gallery at 520-624-7370 or email us at info@ethertongallery.com to schedule an interview or for more information about his work.


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