Gallery 4, curated by Art Intersection, and hosted at HD SOUTH, operates with the mission to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas as well as community engagement that provokes an insatiable thirst for human understanding and connection. Exhibitions and programs in Gallery 4 invite the viewer to engage in personal reflection and conversation regarding social, environmental, and cultural topics. Artists presenting work in Gallery 4 intend to provoke thinking and stimulate dialogue for the exchange of ideas as well as community engagement. Through this presentation of art we intend to transform our immediate personal experience to a broader perspective. I hope you will connect with Gallery 4 where art leads you into a conversation about our community, culture, and environment.– Alan Fitzgerald Executive Director, Art Intersection
December 2021 – March 5 2022
Kerrick James began photographing Arizona in 1977, at first only the wild places of exotic beauty, then over time the people and cultures of our Southwestern nirvana. His images are drawn from a thousand explorations across the expanse of Arizona. Some are of places now lost to flood or time. They depict iconic landscapes, ephemeral weather and celestial phenomena. Included are billion-year-old rocks, medusa-like saguaros, images of cowboys and horses, Hopi and Navajo dancers, adventurers and musicians alike, and of course, Route 66, our distinctive slice of the highway of American myth and promised freedom.
Gilbert Visual Art League
HD SOUTH also partners with GVAL (Gilbert Visual Art League) which is a non-profit group that offers a venue for local artists to show their work. GVAL strives to increase artistic awareness and appreciation in the community.
We are delighted to host their annual GVAL Members Art Show in November, and their annual Juried Fine Art Show in March. For more information about GVAL visit their website: www.gval.org.
Public Submissions are welcome. Go to gval.org for more information
Upcoming GVAL Shows
October 20, 2021 – November 20, 2021
KIDS IN FOCUS—PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
HD SOUTH, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, is excited to showcase this exhibition of work in Gallery 4, from Kids in Focus, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring at-risk youth. The goal of Kids In Focus is to encourage children to reach their potential using photography to ignite their imagination and build their sense of confidence and value. Kids in Focus helps children gain a new perspective on themselves and their environment by tapping into the power and universal language of photography. Be sure to see this exhibit on display through September 4th. You will be amazed by the images the kids captured on film as part of this program to build self-confidence and resiliency. HD SOUTH is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery 4 admission is included in the price of museum admission.
Through Each Other’s Eyes – Guatemala Exchange
This exhibit of photographs by image-makers from different cultures explores their dissimilar worlds. Two individuals from Arizona, Rebecca Wilks from Yarnell and Geoff Reed from Phoenix, and two from Guatemala, Rony Mejia and Javier Alvarez-Vassaux both from Guatemala City, consecutively hosted their counterparts for ten days of road travel to capture iconic imagery of their respective lands.
The photographs explore how cultural background informs a person’s unique vision, ranging from the Guatemalans’ surprised response to the vast, open, sparsely populated vistas of the arid American Southwest, to the Arizonans’ joyful reaction to the vibrant color and bustling population of tropical Guatemala.