Stopped In Time

Rude Gallery

Thursday, Nov 3rd

International Street Photography
by Julie Puma and Patricia McInroy
Exhibition open from: November 3 – December 17
Opening Reception: November 3 from 4 - 6 p.m.

This exhibition is part of a nationwide effort hosted by the alumni of Vermont College of Fine Arts in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Visual Arts program. Other VCFA alumni will be holding exhibits this fall in New Hampshire, Maryland, Southern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Rude Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is pleased to host an exhibition of work by RMCAD faculty Julie Puma, and Patricia McInroy. The exhibition Stopped In Time will run from November 3 – December 17. An opening reception will be held November 3 from 4 - 6 p.m.

These images offer an alternative perspective on three countries, Cuba, the United Arab Emirates, and Myanmar, using the tradition of street photography. These areas have been in transition and at the forefront of interest to the United States in recent years, but we often see them only in the context of mass media news coverage. While the mass media serves a specific purpose in covering news events emerging from around the world, in doing so it offers a skewed perspective on the cultures covered. This leaves many Americans without much of an idea about what they might relate to or find interesting in countries such as Cuba, Myanmar, or the United Arab Emirates.

We offer you an alternate glimpse with our own limited perspective. This perspective comes to you through the eyes of two American visual artists who were only visiting these areas briefly, without political or commercial agendas. Street photography poses its own set of limitations as these fleeting moments seen by outsiders cannot possibly represent an entire culture. We hope to share our personal moments, stopped in time, from areas in various stages of transition.