Photography, acrylic-glaze paintings on display at Gammage

<p class="MsoNormal">Three artists will combine their works for a show full of variety at ASU Gammage Oct. 15-Nov. 21.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Audrey Laurence of Mesa will exhibit realistic works of art depicting wildlife, the environment and Asian subjects, created with multiple layers of acrylic glaze.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Joel Hazelton of Phoenix will show digital photographs of scenes from Arizona’s backcountry, printed on metallic paper for beautiful color saturation and a three-dimensional look.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Chikku Baiju of Chandler will display photographs of Arizona landscapes and various national parks in the United States.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Laurence’s interest in wildlife painting began in early youth when she began collecting and illustrating the flora and fauna of her native California. She pursued a master’s degree in art and archaeology at the University of London, then trained in archaeological illustration and worked at the Museum of London.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">She then spent a decade studying and working in Tokyo, which led to illustrations for historically themed children’s books. Laurence also traveled extensively in Asia, where she sketched exotic wildlife in their natural setting.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Hazelton, 24, is an avid outdoorsman and considers photography his second love. His photographs convey a sense of emotion, depth and understanding that come from his love of the Arizona backcountry.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">His photos are a realistic representation of what he saw through the camera lens, though he does apply post-processing to his photographs, including color saturation, dodging/burning and an occasional exposure blend for dynamic range.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Baiju, who is 19, has been taking digital photographs only for the past three years. “My main area of interest is to capture some of the most beautiful landscapes in Arizona, which are some of the most magical landscapes this planet has to offer.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">“I want to show that one can drive just an hour out of Phoenix to see some of these beautiful places,” he said.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call (480) 965-6912 or (480) 965-0458 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Visitor parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors at the Box Office.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">For more information, contact Brad Myers, (480) 965-6912, or <a href=""></a>.</p><separa… class="MsoNormal">Media contact:<br />Judith Smith, <a href=""></a><br />(480) 965-4821</p>