Laurie Zuckerman's photo of cemetery nicho
Laurie Beth Zuckerman is exhibiting new works from her digital photography series of Southwest Cemetery Nichos at Toolbox Creative in Old Town Fort Collins. The show is up for the two months, so there is plenty of time to visit the Toolbox. These are intimate detailed photos of cubby-hole altars decorating rustic gravestones in rural New Mexico and Southern Colorado. I find these nichos to be unique to the old Hispanic camposantos (holy fields), and I have spent the last ten years traveling, studying, and documenting these folk art shrines. They are hauntingly lovely pictures of faith, reverance, and memory, and are part of my large body of "Memento Mori" photographs, home altars, and memory jugs.
My hosts, Dawn Putney and Tom Campbell, owners of Toolbox Creative, threw me an "Art Party" public reception at their trés chic design studio office/gallery on Friday, April 15. Dawn and Tom also run the Art Lab in Fort Collins, an excellent alternative space for artists and performers. We had our Front Range Community College Art Department faculty show at the Art Lab last spring.
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Stop by or call; Toolbox Creative, 325 Cherry Street #4, Old Town Fort Collins, 970-493-5755