photo by Binks
photo by Binks
Photos by Ron Binks:
Top: "United 9" (Providence, R.I., 1955)
Bottom: "Self" (Providence, R.I., 1954)

Work of UTSA professors featured in September photo exhibits

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(Sept. 7, 2006)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will host two exhibits this month as part of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, the national, monthlong celebration of photography. Through late September, there are exhibits at the UTSA Satellite Space in the Blue Star Arts Complex and the Arts Building gallery on the 1604 Campus.

The first exhibit, "Photographs -- 50 Years," by Ron Binks, professor of art and art history, runs through Sunday, Sept. 24 in the Arts Building gallery. An opening reception is 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.

Binks, an Illinois native, has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a master of fine arts degree from Yale School of Art and Architecture. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

The UTSA Satellite Space at the Blue Star Arts Complex will host "Collotypes: Recent Photographs in a Not So Recent Process," an exhibit curated by Kent Rush, local artist and chair of the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. The works of 19 artists will be exhibited through Sunday, Sept. 24. An opening reception is 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31.

Rush will show his own works in "Oddments: Photographs in Ink" at StoneMetal Press in Building B at Blue Star through Sept. 24. The exhibit explores tone, line and texture through photographs of odd concrete forms and creates originals printed in the arcane, 19th century photomechanical process of collotype.

Rush received his B.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts), his M.A. from the University of New Mexico and his M.F.A. from University of Texas at Austin.

For more information on Arts Building gallery exhibits, call (210) 458-4402. Galley hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 2-4 p.m., Sunday.

For more information on UTSA Satellite Space exhibits, call (210) 212-7146. The UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, is at the Blue Star Arts Complex at South Alamo and Probandt streets in downtown San Antonio. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

All exhibits are free and open to the public.

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA is a national forum for the exhibition and celebration of photography and photography-based art forms. It is locally produced by the San Antonio Photography Festival (SAFOTO).

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