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2010-01-28

Photo exhibit features unique perspective of HC

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The Hill Country Arts Foundation’s exhibit “God and Texas,” on display now through Saturday, Feb. 27 in the gallery at the Point, features the photography of Hans Bauer.

Austrian-born photographer Hansjurgen Bauer’s Texas is a landscape unfamiliar to most - perceivably strange and ethereal - where place and subject merge fact and fiction. In his current photo-based series, “God and Texas,” native longhorns roam among zebra and oryx, kudu and camels, ibex and eland, emu and ostrich, under the same mystic cypress and live oak. Those curious about this fantastic place are not alone.

Inspired by 19th century landscape, pastoral and “animilier” painters linked with both the Romantic and Realistic traditions, Bauer captures the raw, majestic beauty of this idyllic, sprawling Hill Country plateau and its wildlife - both domestic and exotic - with a unique eye and haunting style.

Bauer’s photo-based art has been exhibited throughout the West. As a successful screenwriter and author, he divides his time between Los Angeles and the Texas Hill Country.

A reception will be held at the gallery from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, Friday, Jan. 29. Those attending the reception will also have the opportunity to view “Art from Within,” an exhibition featuring artwork by the inmates of the Dominguez State Jail and the work of Debra Richardson and Lisa Kerpoe, featured in the Creek Side Gallery of the HCAF Art Center.

HCAF is located in Ingram, five miles west of Kerrville off of Highway 39. For more information, call 830-367-5120.