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Oceans and Deserts Photography Exhibit, Aug 5-31

Opening reception and artist’s talk for the exhibit will be Sunday, August 5 at noon. It will be showing through August 31 at the Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano Dr. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Opening reception and artist’s talk for the exhibit will be Sunday, August 5 at noon. It will be showing through August 31 at the Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano Dr. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Storm Sermay’s newest photographic exhibition, Oceans and Deserts, is meant to make the viewer focus on the similarities of these two environments, which at first appear to be so different. Her photographs are of California, where the two ecosystems are closely aligned. She says that although both look barren on the surface, they teem with hidden life. These are both environments of extremes, with limited drinkable water for human life.

Sermay started this project in 2010, photographing in the deserts of Death Valley National Park and Anza-Borrego State Park. In 2011, she made her first trip to the Pacific coast and began to think about putting oceans and deserts together as a project. Her photographs since then have concentrated on the connections between these ecosystems.

In the exhibit, she has paired many of the photographs to show how much alike the areas are. Sermay says “Photographed in black and white, the outward appearances become even more similar with relatively even planes, bordering mountains, comparable edging vegetation, and an abstract nature”.

For details, contact Gallery@uuchurchlc.org, or call the church at 522-7281. The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 South Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM and is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Visit the gallery on Facebook.