Photographer Migdalia Valdes takes pictures of the everyday -- every day. Each day, 365 days a year, no weekends off, she finds the time to make art. Not every day, however, can she as she says "muster the sincerity or energy to photograph." On those days, to keep things rolling, she merely exposes film to light. If you own a darkroom, the process might be as simple as opening the door, and Valdes is the first to say the results are abstract. At "Bad Days Made Beautiful," the photos come into their own, showing a gentle repetition, a shadowy quality, of course, and a chance to appreciate the beauty of light and dark unconnected to representation.
Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 2010