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"Alo Munizza: ...continuing the process..."
2001-08-16 until 2001-09-16
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego, CA,
USA United States of America
Alo Mnizza presents work that she has created since returning to
the darkroom with her new negatives, and following a trip to Great
Britain and Ireland. Artist states that ...the creative process is not a shared experience. Whether one is a writer, dancer, actor, musician, sculptor, painter, or photographer, etc.,
he or she will experience this process through their own means and
by way of their own experiences. We think far more than we speak or
act, and what we think about has to do with our experiences and how
we process these experiences.
Munizza continues... In my case, photography is my means of expression. What 1 see
through the view-finder of a camera is a small part of the process.
Personally, my creativity evolves in my darkroom. After I find an image
that I want to work with I put the negative in the enlarger and more
often than not an intuitive process takes over. It truly is beyond
conscious reasoning and impossible to explain. This 'playing' may
include changing the colors, cropping, sandwiching two negatives
together, inserting various materials between the enlarger head and
the paper, printing only a very small part of the original image, and/or
painting with photographic inks on the image itself. I may also just
enlarge the image as I saw it through the camera lens. Whatever
works to make the piece 'my piece' and hopefully, will result in exciting
those who view it, I will try.
Alo Munizza earned a BA degree in Political Science from Stanford
University in 1983. She studied composition and watercolor with Floyd
Hopper in Indianapolis, '62-'66; life drawing, printing, silk screen,
acrylics and watercolor with Don May in Anaheim, '66-'70; art and color
photography in Italy from '83-'86; and from '87 to '89 - photography and
photographic history under Ken Randall, David Wing & Suda House
plus attending MOPA workshops with Wanda Hammerbaeck, Linda
Connor and Jack Fulton.
Alo has exhibited in San Diego since 1994 and she is represented in
a number of private collections in Seattle, Albuquerque, New York City
and throughout Southern California. In 1994 she received recognition
in Nikon's International Photo Contest. 2001 marks her fourth solo
show at SDAI