Harry Gamboa Jr.

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Artist Statement

Uncommon/Common - Photographs,  addresses the visual appraisal of perceptual pressure zones at urban ground zero where intentionality collides with incisive metaphor.  The reduction of common space resulting from privatization, unexpected tectonic shifts, dangerous climactic changes, socio-cultural turf wars, erasure of history, and the building of walls while demolishing bridges, all results in over-crowding/under-funding of specific areas that affect interpersonal behavior as well the affect of intimacy.  The possibility of sudden physical/social elimination from the urbanscape provides the premise for emphemeral actions in interior and exterior spaces.  The various performers who appear in the photographs accentuate the intuitive nature of responding to chaos, angst, and unexpected celebrations of the human self. 


The works presented here represent a photographic performance art trajectory that spans nearly fifty years of locating and presenting the Uncommon/Common.


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