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Helmut Horn:


Dates: September 5th - October 15th

Opening Reception: Friday, September 19th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6 p.m. and prior to performances

Contact: Terry Etherton, Jerre Johnston, Hannah Glasston 624-7370

Contents: Helmut Horn's current exhibition of photographs are images of varied sites in and around Tucson's downtown Barrio. The painterly equivalents of hand-colored images or Expressionist painting, Horn's altered Polaroid SX-70's are realized in a vibrant palette resulting from the manipulation of the Polaroid's emulsion. As the surface of the Polaroid is scumbled with various tools, the world begins to lose its clear outlines dissolving into swirling color. These images are then printed as large format ilfochrome prints. The compatibility between color and photographic manipulation has been a significant catalyst in the transformation of camera imagery for several decades. Altering the still wet surface of the image results in an abstracted sense of space making the viewer aware of the work as individualized expression.

For Horn, "photography satisfies the urge that grabs you and tells you to be creative, to capture the moment." Some of his most popular imagery includes photographs of the majestic Big Sur in California as well as his underwater photography.

Born in Dessau, Germany, and educated in Heidelberg University, Helmut Horn is a noted amateaur photographer and founder of the Coastal Hotel Group. A well-respected and successful hotelier, Horn manages a conglomerate of deluxe inns in California and luxury hotels throughout the country. An early champion of environmental eco tourism, he has traveled the world capturing magnificent subjects on film both above and beneath the ocean. Many of Horn's works are transformed into large scale, mural size ilfochrome prints that have been collected by private and corporate collectors.

Horn's photographs have been reproduced in many publications including, Max International, Stern, Impulse, Departures, Globo, Travel and Leisure, Die Welt, and Ocean Realm. His first book cover for in Bluen Tiefen is now a popular poster in Germany. His work has also appeared in National Geographic and was part of a 1995 exhibition entitled Ocean Planet at the Smithsonian.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm
and prior to Arizona Theatre Company performances

The Temple Gallery is managed by
Phone: 520-624-7370

at the Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, Arizona

Etherton - Temple Gallery