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February 2, 2011


SANTA ANA, Calif. - A collection of surrealist photographs from a group of artists will be on display in Terminal A of the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport (JWA) now through May 12, 2011. The exhibition, titled Peripheral Visions: Surrealism in Contemporary Photography, is guest curated by Clayton Spada.

"The commonly held notion that Surrealism rests upon a foundation of madness runs contrary to the movement's central philosophical tenet of embracing idiosyncrasy so as to develop methods to aid in the liberation of the full range of imagination," said Spada.

The Two Trees
The Two Trees (1998), Ray Carofano
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Works by a group of ten photographers, including one two-person team, make up the exhibition. While the majority of images are from the Orange County area, some come from as far away as Italy. The artists featured in the exhibition are Ray Carofano, Carol Golemboski, John Hesketh, Robert Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, Angela Bacon-Kidwell, Clark & Pougnaud, Douglas Prince and Jerry Uelsmann.

Ticketed passengers who have passed through security will be able to view the display, which can be seen across from Gates 11 - 14 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. For more information about JWA's art program, visit

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, and serves approximately nine million passengers annually.
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