ERIN CLULEY GALLERY will open an exhibition of new photographic work by Dallas-based artist KEVIN TODORA on Saturday February 21st, 2015 at 414 Fabrication Street. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist from 6:00-8:00 pm. Kevin Todora's photographic works continue to interrogate the medium with unconventional treatment of process and presentation. In keeping with his belief that the photograph goes beyond a matted and framed object, Todora creates his compositions within territories usually reserved for painting and sculpture. Activating the image with illusions of depth and the intersection of battling subject matter, Todora compels viewers to confront the staged reality of conventional studio photography. Todora prints his works on materials often used in commercial applications, moving away from and manipulating traditional forms of display. This evolution of form serves to strip the preciousness from the photograph, exposing the artist’s persistent questions about the value of the image in media-saturated contemporary life. For his exhibition New Photographic Work, Todora will show a series of new work printed on MDO – a dense, coated wood panel. New Photographic Work is his first solo exhibition at Erin Cluley Gallery. About Kevin Todora Born 1977, Beaumont, Texas. Lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Kevin Todora earned his MFA in 2009 from Southern Methodist University and his BFA in 2009 from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2013, Todora was the subject of a solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Barry Whistler Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.