Emilio Mercado at Gallery 478

Photo copyright by Emilio Mercado


Gallery 478 is pleased to present Emilio Mercado: LIFEstills, a survey that spans more than four decades of the photographer’s work. The exhibition will open on First Thursday June 2, 6 – 9 PM with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, June 4, from 4 – 7 PM. 

Emilio Mercado is poised and intuitive, understanding of his subject and medium – equally at ease on city streets and rural pastures – and capable of the recognition that transforms split-seconds into images both engaging and informative. He photographs still-life arrangements with humility and grace, landscape and architecture with Zen-like detachment, and fellow travelers with an admixture of curiosity and empathy. His work reminds us of photography’s persistent relevance and value in our lives.

 Curated by Ray and Arneé Carofano, LIFEstills runs through August 26.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM, and by appointment. For visuals or additional information, please call 310-732-2150.

This exhibition is funded in part by generous support from the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.

Gallery 478 is located at 478 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA. 90731

By Jim McKinniss

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