Bearing Witness

An Exhibition by Patricia León Q

December 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Please join us for an artist's reception on Friday, December 12, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Prairie Lights Cafe!

Using the camera to document a variety of familial and cultural environments, Patricia freezes and hones in on particular fractions of images that explore her relationship with people and the places from her life. Through the documentation and abstraction of personal photographs, this exhibition invites viewers to question how one remembers their own personal encounters over time.

About the Artist

Patricia León Q is a Columbian-born artist currently living in Iowa City. She received her MA in Photography from the Taller Cinco Centro de Diseño in Colombia and her MFA at the EFTI School of Photography in Spain. She has also studied at the Rozas Cultural Center and at the International Congress of Photography in Spain and received a postgraduate degree in Cultural Policy & Cultural Management at the UAM-I Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico.

Patricia has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions, most notably in Columbia and internationally in France, Japan, Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Solo exhibitions include “Illusion Fishers” at the Centro Colombo Americano and “Visions” at the Chía Cultural Center in Columbia. In addition, she has received numerous photography awards and grants such as the NFA Artist/Ensemble Project Grant in 2014 for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture from the Ford and Surdna Foundations.

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For more information about The Times Club gallery, please contact curator Sarika Sugla at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.