Southwestern College exhibits cross-border photography exhibit
By Gary Warth 6:08 P.M.MARCH 9, 2015
Southwestern College is working with the Tijuana Cultural Center to present a bi-national photo exhibit featuring work by four prolific artists from both sides of the border.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception scheduled for 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday at the Southwestern College Art Gallery. The college is at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, and free parking will be available in Lot O on the east side of the school along Otay Lakes Road.
The exhibit features the work of contemporary Mexican photographer Gustavo Mayoral, internationally renowned American photographer Ave Pildas, Tijuana-based photojournalist David Maung and Southwestern College faculty member Carlos Richardson.
Mayoral, the show’s curator, lives in San Diego and works in fashion and portrait photography. His work has been published internationally, he has also created special tools for photo manipulation and has written and taught workshops on the subject.
Pildas has 50 years of experience studying and working in Cincinnati, Chicago and Basel, Switzerland, and his photos have been published in the books “Art Deco: Los Angeles” and “Movie Palaces.”
Maung’s work has appeared in The New York Times, the Associated Press and the Washington Post. He has worked exclusively in Tijuana since 1996.
Richardson has a master’s of fine arts degree from Yale University and teaches photography at Southwestern and San Diego City colleges. His work photographing Mount Helix over the last few years will be featured at the event and also will be the focus of his one-man show in Osaka, Japan in June.
The show is free and runs through April 14. The gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.