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Edward McCain:


Dates: October 17th - November 24th

Opening Reception: Friday, October 24th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Temple Gallery, 330 South Scott Avenue, in the Temple of Music and Art.
Managed by Etherton Gallery

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

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

Contents: This exhibition features a selection of over 150 photographs by Edward McCain of the inspirational artwork in the newly restored Mission San Javier del Bac. These photographs depict the world's finest example of Spanish Colonial Baroque artwork and architecture as never seen before. Various artists, including at least one painter and one sculptor whose names have been lost in antiquity, were brought to San Javier from Mexico to adorn the walls and façade of the mission.

McCain's large and medium format prints shimmer with the palette used to paint the interior surfaces of the church with portraits with a collection of murals depicting the dramatic narrative of Christianity. Using expensive pigments including vermilion, orpiment (a rich lemon or canary yellow), Prussian blue and smalt (a deep blue enamel pigment) the painter or painters adorned the interior surfaces of the church with murals and a series of unfinished paintings when the Franciscans ran out of money in 1797. One of the great Christian texts of the New World, this collection also includes statues of saints created in guild workshops in Mexico that were imported to the site by 1796. These Baroque paintings and sculpture, calculated to overwhelm the spectator with a blend of narrative illusionism, light and vivid colors, are the inspiration for McCain's eye-catching compositions.


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