Geraldo de Barros

In the 1940s, when other photographers were doing straight documentary and portraiture photography, Geraldo de Barros was creating abstract photos. He started with the negative: He would bend, scratch, draw on, flip, twist and double-expose film to create designs worth – and in need of – a second look. Sicardi Gallery is hosting “Geraldo de Barros,” an exhibition of mostly the early work of the photography pioneer. A Menina Do Sapato is a picture of an old shoe on concrete; de Barros drew the face of a girl on the negative using the shoe as a nose. And his Fotoforma series features a half-opened shutter photographed from different angles. The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through July 5. 2246 Richmond. For information, call 713-529-1313 or visit www.sicardi.com. Free.
May 28-July 5, 2008
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