Cecilia A. and Charles A. Montalvo/McCullers
"Where the Light Enters," a thesis exhibition by Charles A. McCullers (M.F.A. photography; M.A., photography, 2016) and Cecilia A. Montalvo (M.F.A. photography) on view Feb. 15 through March 15, 2019, with this reception and gallery talk. The duo uses an early photographic process of wet plate collodion photography to capture their subjects in the living, environmental intensity of South Florida’s barrier islands, using a portable darkroom. This process is the manifestation of their interest in permanence through change, as collodion requires the artist to relinquish control at the precise instant of artistic creation. McCullers is a photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. During his 40-year career, he has established relationships with many institutions including the Tate Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Sir Elton John Photography Collection. Montalvo was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has worked for The Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Magazine and Harvard University at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C.