Kathleen Velo
Water FlowInstallations Painted photographs and collagesTransfer PrintsSouthwest Mining TownPinhole PhotographsPublic ArtInstallation of underwater photograms exhibited at Tucson Museum of Art.Installation of underwater photograms exhibited at Tucson Museum of Art, Water Flow 26: CAP Recharge Basin, Avra Valley, AZ
The camera-less photographic images in my most recent series, Water Flow: Under the Colorado River, capture the essence of water from below the surface on one of the most important rivers in the United States. The concept of water quality in the Southwestern United States, and the inherent alchemy that occurs as a result of it, are the foundation of my current work. The Colorado River is a direct water source of my most recent work. To make the images I go into the water, long after dark, and submerge color photographic paper. At the right moment, the paper is briefly exposed to a light source while underwater, to create a photogram of the water contents and movement. The alchemy of photographic emulsion combined with the minerals, salts, pollutants, and other elements in the water create a unique documentation of water contents. This rare perspective of under the surface of water creates beautiful and poetic meditations on water, as the force of life.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Book Launch and Project Exhibition, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, Arizona September 8 - October 2, 2018
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 8, 6 - 9 pm
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Water Flow and Tidal Rhythms
Gallery Four, Gilbert, Arizona, September 4 - October 27, 2018
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 15, 4 - 6 pm

6 + 6, Art/Science Collaboration, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, December 22, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Longmont Museum, Longmont, Colorado, January 26 - May 26, 2019
Opening Reception, Friday, January 26, 2019

Other Events

Artist-in-Residence, Biosphere 2, Spring - Fall, 2018
Artist collaboration with Chip Hedgcock














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