"A Stranger in Mesa" - a workshop with Richard Renaldi

February 1, 2017 Art Gallery All Ages Free Admission Art
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About this event

In this free workshop led by photographer, Richard Renaldi students will photograph people they don’t know. A Stranger in Mesa is open to MCC students only.

About the Artist – Richard Renaldi

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) received his BFA in photography from New York University. His photographs have been exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Asia, and Europe. 

Renaldi's most recent monograph, Touching Strangers, was published by the Aperture Foundation in Spring 2014. In this series of photographs, Richard Renaldi asks complete strangers to pose intimately, their bodies touching, and then captures their interactions with a large-format, 8-by-10 view camera. The result is a series of photographs that challenge our assumptions about race, cultural differences, sexuality and presumed identities. Other notable monographs by Renaldi include Figure and Ground, which was also published by Aperture and Fall River Boys, a collection of nine years' worth of photographs taken in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Selections from the series Touching Strangers are on exhibition at MCC Art Gallery from January 30 through March 24, 2017.

Please fill out this application to be considered to participate in the workshop, A Stranger in Mesa.

Participation is limited, so applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Workshop participants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, January 25, 2017.

Questions? Email mesaccart@gmail.com

Items not allowed

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery.

Directions and parking

The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus.

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Past dates

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:00pm to 3:00pm