Exhibit takes intimate look at life in the barrios of the Southwest

<p>The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts presents <em>Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios</em>, Sept. 14-Oct. 23 at the Northlight Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus.</p><separator></separator><p>In <em>Barrios</em> Bernal portrays common Latino cultural events including “quinceañeras” and religious traditions, revealing the intimate lives of American Chicanos in the barrios of Tucson, Texas and New Mexico. The <em>Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios</em> retrospective was organized after his death in 1993. Prior to his death, Bernal gained international recognition as a photographer who captured the essence of Mexican-American life. Formally a teacher at Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, Ariz., Bernal influenced a generation of young photographers. In 2002, PCC dedicated the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery to honor his contribution to the college and the community.</p><separator></separator><p>The <em>Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios </em>retrospective is the first exhibition in a series that features the work of artists focusing their attention on the communities and desert regions of the American Southwest and Mexico. The artists’ images contribute to a continuing exchange, rich with blended cultural traditions, where in recent months social struggle and political wrangling have sparked the attention of the international community.</p><separator></separator><p>To learn more about upcoming Northlight Gallery exhibitions, visit: <a href="http://art.asu.edu/gallery/northlight">http://art.asu.edu/gallery/north… Northlight Gallery is located in room 101 in Matthews Hall on the southeast corner of Tyler and Forest Malls on the ASU Tempe campus. Northlight Gallery hours are 12:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays; 12:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. The Gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays, major holidays and during the summer session.</p><separator></separator><p>Liz Allen, <a href="mailto:lizallen@asu.edu">lizallen@asu.edu</a><br />ASU School of Art<br />Northlight Gallery director<br />(480) 965-6517<a href="mailto:lizallen@asu.edu"><br /></a></p>