08/19/2010 08:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Expressionism and Mystery At Its Best: Miroslav Tichy and Foto Ada at Robert Koch Gallery

WHO: Miroslav Tichy, Foto Ada

WHAT: Miroslav Tichy and Foto Ada

WHERE: Robert Koch Gallery
49 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA, 94108

WHEN: June 17 - August 28, 2010

Miroslay Tichy and Foto Ada

WHY: Because photography can run the gamut and still look beautiful.

Miroslav Tichy spent decades chronicling of the female form in his hometown of Kyjov, using cameras he made from cardboard tubes, rubber bands, and wooden spools, with lenses of Plexiglas that he polished with sandpaper, ashes, and toothpaste. Tichy's voyeuristic wanderings with his camera produced images that transform fragments of everyday life into something more mysterious and poetic.

The photo-montages by the Hungarian artist Foto Ada depict the anxious mood of the Industrialized West during the period of the late 1930s to World War II. Foto Ada's photo-montages are surreal and often humorous, as well as being a biting commentary on Nazi propaganda and the onset of the Second World War.

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