The Bridge Gallery is showing a retrospective of Frank “Tico” Herrera’s photography from June 23rd to July 3rd. The award-winning area photographer, who passed away on February 6th, has had a career in photo documentation since 1968.
Between teaching at Corcoran School of Art and Shepherd University, he was also a member of Photoworks, part of the National Park Service in Glen Echo, Maryland, where he developed and implemented a creative photography program focusing on public access to the arts .
For his work Cross-Reference, which was published in the national media, he received a Guggenheim grant and received the Governor’s Award in the WV Juried Exhibition.
His work is in major museum collections, including the National Museum of American Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the West Virginia Permanent Collection.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland had an exhibition of Frank Herrera’s work in 2017, in which he was described as a “native of West Virginia.” [who has] has traveled the world with his camera. The images he takes are characterized by his style: remarkable light, thoughtful composition and exquisite details. “He took a number of photographs of the Mapplethorpe protest at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1989 that are well known and that were the focus of a 2019 memorial service.
An opening reception will be held at the Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: 304.876.2300.