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Contact: Deb Litman
Allegany Arts Council to feature work of California-based photographer Charles Anselmo
CUMBERLAND, MD—The Allegany Arts Council will welcome California-based artist Charles Anselmo for a solo exhibition featuring works in both the Saville and Schwab galleries April 29-May 27, 2023. Working exclusively with photographic film, Anselmo's large scale prints on translucent Habotai silk show the urban landscape in moments of decline, depicting cities as living entities suspended in social memory. A public opening for the exhibition will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 6:00PM-8:00PM. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
On Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 2:00PM-3:30PM, Anselmo will give a talk exploring the connection between memory, social context and the photographic image. This event is free and open to the public.
Charles Anselmo has presented exhibits at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fototeca Nacional de Cuba, the University of Havana, and numerous other venues and museums. He lectures and writes critical essays, while continuing his exploration of sites that demonstrate the beauty of forgotten places.