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PMA to open two exhibits on Gallery Night August 21

Out of Light
Two new exhibits are opening at the Pensacola Museum of Art on Friday, August 21 during the monthly Gallery Night.
Nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton’s exhibition Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast is on loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, is a photographic project spanning across 15 years (1991-2006). Terra Incognita, Latin for “unknown land”, consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of marsh, scrublands, dunes, beaches, swamps, and forests along the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle. This exhibition is sponsored in part by: Robert and Clair Montgomery.
Terra Incognita will be on display at the PMA from August 21 – October 17. The opening reception will take place on Friday, August 21, 5:30-9pm.
Sexton will be doing an artist talk and exhibition walk through with Ogden Museum of Art Curator of Photography Richard McCabe on September 24, at 6pm. There will also be an artist meet and greet and book signing.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 5:30-9pm (Gallery Night)
The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Out of Light: A Contemporary View, is an exhibition featuring Pensacola artist Dottie King. This exhibition will be on display in Gallery 5 of the Museum from August 15 – September 19.
King, who has called Pensacola home for the last 42 years, won top honors at last year’s Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition.
“In my late twenties I was given a camera and knew immediately that is was a thrill,” King stated when asked what inspired her to start her journey into photography.
King is mostly self-taught, but took dark room classes from Warren Thompson at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State College) close to 40 years ago.
The photography within this exhibition explores the experience of light. An aesthetic journey through variations of dark, light, shadow, reflection, refraction, absorption, diffraction and luminosity. King intrigues with a selection of photography from varied landscapes both nationally and internationally. The golden glow of temples from the banks of the Ganges, a single shaft of light penetrating the depths of a slot canyon, the Parisian night sky and more are on display within Out of Light: A Contemporary View.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 5:30 – 9pm (Gallery Night)
The opening reception is free and open to the public.