Fine Art Gallery Features Photojournalist Katzman's “This Miserable Kingdom”
(Bradenton, Fla., January 14, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery will feature the exhibit "This Miserable Kingdom" by Steven Katzman in an opening reception 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
"This Miserable Kingdom" is a photographic survey documenting the continued survival of the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico, which has been repeatedly victimized because of its religious, cultural and historical identity.
The reception will begin with an artist's talk and question-and-answer session by Katzman about his photojournalist work with the Pojoaque Nation. Special guest speaker will be Jacob Viarrial, a Pojoaque leader who serves as Katzman's guide on the reservation.
Katzman is a self-taught photographer whose longtime interest in political science has influenced his photographic journey. Most of his photographs exemplify the late 20th century post-modernist notion that art should be political in nature. Katzman's artistic expressions inspire his viewers to contemplate each photograph to arrive at its ultimate message.
Exhibit dates are Jan. 31 - April 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. The gallery will be closed March 2-9 for Spring Break. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.