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In the word's of Cameron Woodall, Don Gregorio Antón "explores the possibilities of the spirit and enhances our awareness of its existence. His work deals with the meaning of self and the spirit within and around that self." Don creates mystical retablos that look like sacred objects in themselves. They are intimately small and sit on little stands to be viewed individually. Each retablo is one of a kind. During his stay at Light Work, Don touched us with his generosity and humility.
Don's exhibition record spans coast to coast, as well as overseas. His work can be found in collections across the country, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Consejo Mexicano de Fotografica, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and more. He has given lectures and workshops throughout the country. He currently teaches at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.
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The Measure of Movements
“One of the most elegant exhibitions of the year.”
Katherine Rushworth
Director of the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center
and the Central New York Institute for the Arts in Education
The activities of Light Work include an Artist-in-Residence program, exhibitions, publications, grants to Central New York artists, projects for mid-career artists, and maintaining a collection of contemporary photographic works. Each year they produce five issues of the publication CONTACT SHEET that are distributed to artists, museums, galleries, and subscribers across the country and internationally. Each publication includes reproductions of an artist's work along with interpretative texts about the work. These publications are instrumental in creating opportunities for artists and presenting their work to a larger audience. Public lectures and gallery talks by visiting and exhibiting artists are presented throughout the year.
Light Work's Community Darkrooms facility is a large community access photography and computer lab located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at Syracuse University. This modern facility has equipment and space to process and print a variety of black and white and color photographic material. The lab is also equipped with a state-of-the-art digital imaging lab for creating and manipulating computer based work. The Community Darkrooms serves as the focal point for  educational programming by offering a wide range of classes, workshops, and seminars that are taught by local professionals and visiting artists. Courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and are designed to introduce the public to the art and craft of photography and electronic imaging.
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