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Pop Up Photo lab: the fine art of conversation

By Suzanne Ludekens

A visit to the Carey Berkus Design Studio, personal or professional, will find you sitting at her table nibbling delicious “botanas” and being treated to surprising and nourishing conversations with artists, professionals, new arrivals, long term residents, and whoever, like me, just turns up. As people come and go Carey is the gracious host, bringing strangers and acquaintances into warm engaging intimacy.


Pop Up Photo Lab

Wed, Oct 28, 6-9pm

Carey Berkus Design Studio

20 de Enero Norte 110C

Colonia San Antonio


Carey curates relationships as she curates art, design objects and collections creating a space that encourages, inspires and opens dialogue around the creative process and outcomes. A consummate storyteller she generously and warmly invites all around her to share their stories as well.

This month Carey is hosting a Pop Up Photo Lab in her Lofty Studio, where the artists are as diverse as the dialogue generated by their work. Yet it is all accessible. Unframed photos clipped onto wire are easy to view and affordable to the traveller or local resident. For Carey iconic, quirky, literal, conceptual images all tell a fascinating story.

Over ten artists are confirmed for this month’s lab though there will more to come opening night.

This includes; New York photographer Elizabeth Watts, on sabbatical from a career in commercial photography and academia. Her photographs of nests are evocative metaphors, highly technical pieces that immediately call forth stories of Elizabeth and one’s own experiences.

Castles by Rene Torres, a series of images of outrageous and opulent castle-like homes, are curious, challenging and express the playful humour of the photographer-psychologist. Images that pull the viewer into a deeper exploration of the wonderful contrasts and juxtapositions that surround us in Mexico.

Ri Anderson’s digital embroidery weaves fine art photography, technology and design into exquisite intricate patterns. Each design on handmade paper, fabric or wallpaper is a multilayered visual work of art born of intimate family experiences in the life of Ri and her two daughters.

Works by Janet Jarman, Ron Mallory, Anado McLauchlin, Eliane Ronzon, Gina Hyams, Remi Pulice, Patricia Clark, Beverly Pearce, Wendy Huntington, Ron Mallory, Richard & Anado and a video by Andrés will be included.


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