Bob Wade collects vintage black and white photo postcards of Tex-Mex, rodeo, or simply "unusual" subjects. These images are cropped and scaled according to Wade's sensibility and enlarged onto photo sensitized fabric. Once stretched, Wade utilizes his academic training as a painter by airbrushing transparent layers of acrylic color over the surface images thus "bringing them to new life" with respect and affection for the original photo. By employing muted tones reminiscent of pre-technicolor movie films Wade achieves a remarkable number of visual effects with his large scale photoworks. Humor and irony also pervades the work.

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