Dec 14 - Jan 27
Light From A Dark Room


Light From A Dark Room contains black-and-white silver gelatin photographs made using film as well as digital color photography. This exhibition reflects the evolution of Marta Peluso’s art over time and includes new as well as older images that have been revisited, often reprinted and at times combined with other imagery. Specific pieces and various media were chosen to work together as an installation, such as the ten Jack Kerouac Alley images in this show were shot between 2009 and 2016.

Marta Peluso’s interest lies primarily in straight, black-and-white imagery with an emphasis on environmental portraiture and social landscape. Like photographers Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, she believes there is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly seen.

Peluso taught photography at Cal Poly and Cuesta and was the Cuesta College Art Gallery Director for 16 years. She also served as Executive Director of ARTS Obispo for 5 years.

Related Programming

December 17 at 7 PM: Photo Doc Double Feature: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh and Salt. Total 60 mins, suggested donation $5 SLOMA members, $7 general.

Sunday, January 13 at 2 PM: ARTalk with Marta Peluso. Free & open to the public.


Meet the artist at an opening reception on Saturday, December 15 from 2 to 5 PM. Join SLOMA for Art After Dark on Friday, January 4 from 6 to 9 PM (members-only preview 5 to 6 PM). Both events are free & open to the public.

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