Talley Gallery presents photography of Mark Abrahamson

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University will present the works of aerial photographer and environmentalist Mark Abrahamson in a show entitled “Global Warming: An American Perspective,” beginning Monday, Jan. 28.

The show is a collection of Cibachrome photographs taken from an aerial perspective of the American landscape. Cibachrome prints are created from color transparencies – typically slides – by a system completely different from traditional color prints to maximze sharpness, color intensity, clean whites and critical accuracy to the original slide.

Abrahamson’s photographs are beautiful in color and composition, but the subject matter points out the devastating effects taht humans are having on Earth’s environment. The exhibition and artist talk will help create a connection with and begin a discussion on the problem of climate change. Through the exhibit and ensuing discussions, Abrahamson hopes we all will feel more connected to the problem and want to do something about it.

Abrahamson’s show will run through Feb. 21, 2008.

Located in the Education Arts building on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is barrier-free and is open at no charge to the public.

For more information, contact Talley Gallery Director Laura Goliaszewski at (218) 755-3708.

NOTE TO EDITORS & NEWS DIRECTORS
Digital images of selected works from the show are available upon request.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Jan. 28
- Feb. 21 – Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery presents “Global Warming: An American Perspective,” a photography exhibit by Mark Abrahamson. Call (218) 755-3708 for gallery hours or for more information.

About Cibachrome Photographic Prints
Ilfochrome, (formerly known as Cibachrome) is a dye destruction positive-to-positive photographic process used for the reproduction of slides on photographic paper. The prints are made on a dimensionally stable tri-acetate polyester base, essentially a plastic base opposed to traditional paper base. Since it uses azo dyes on a polyester base, the print will not fade, discolor, or deteriorate for a long time. Characteristics of Ilfochrome prints are image clarity, color purity, more environmentally safe, as well as being an archival process able to produce critical accuracy to the original slide.