ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Norman Mauskopf, Tony O’Brien, David Scheinbau - Verve Gallery of Photography - February 7th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:57:09 +0000 Margaret Fitzgerald - David Richard Gallery - January 16th - February 21st <p>Fitzgerald is inspired by the landscape that exists between the natural and urban worlds and the many oppositions and contradictions it presents. Thus, her paintings are active and dynamic with their own oppositions, such as bold colors and shapes next to neutralized palettes and detailed scratches in the painting surface; combinations of strong gestural strokes next to figurative elements; and raw textured surfaces adjacent to calligraphic details.</p> <p>This exhibition features a selection of new large paintings by Margaret Fitzgerald. It also debuts medium-sized paintings on paper that are 38 x 30 and 44 x 30 inches in size and smaller paintings on canvas that measure 16 inches square. These paintings are pure abstractions, yet as the title suggests, Fitzgerald&rsquo;s art is inspired and informed by nature. In particular, she is interested in the landscape that exists between the natural and urban worlds. Her paintings juxtapose the opposite states that exist simultaneously in that world without resolve: hope and despair; strength and weakness; motion and stillness; growth and decay. To achieve these opposing states, her paintings are active and dynamic; bold colors and shapes next to neutralized palettes and detailed scratches in the painting surface; combinations of strong gestural strokes next to figurative elements; raw textured surfaces adjacent to text and calligraphic details. Her process begins with an idea followed by layering and removing paint, adding and subtracting forms, leaving notes and making marks&mdash;much like an investigation getting to the cellular level of a much larger aspect of nature&mdash;to reveal the underbelly and create the narrative.</p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:01:01 +0000 Stephen Davis - David Richard Gallery - January 16th - February 21st <p>These paintings are a combination of figurative elements, negative spaces and gestural abstractions. Most notably, nearly all of them contain negative-space images of chairs and the combinations of images and other painting events are akin to furniture and architectural elements as experienced by an active viewer in an interior space.</p> <p>The newest paintings by Stephen Davis&nbsp;are a combination of figurative elements, negative spaces and gestural abstractions. Most notably, nearly all of them contain negative-space images of chairs, along with block letters, and in the most recent paintings, a motif that is evocative of an eye. The combinations of images and other painting events are akin to furniture and architectural elements as experienced by an active viewer in an interior space. To the artist, the paintings are how humans experience the world around them, both physically and metaphorically, interacting perceptibly and emotionally in the room of the painting.&nbsp; We explore a space by walking around it and paying attention. The paintings are active and reciprocal to the spaces in which they reside. Our interpretation of the visual events in the paintings by Davis is experiential, taking place over time.</p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:56:56 +0000 David Scheinbaum - Verve Gallery of Photography - February 6th - April 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">David Scheinbaum&rsquo;s contribution to this exhibition is a body of work entitled <em>KAL&Oacute;S. </em>He describes it as follows:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Calotypes,&rdquo; from the Greek &ldquo;<em>Kal&oacute;s </em>+ type,&rdquo; meaning &ldquo;beautiful picture,&rdquo; are also known as &ldquo;talbotypes,&rdquo; named for their inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot, who announced the invention in 1840 and later secured a patent in England on February 8, 1841. <em>Calotype </em>refers to the paper negative exposed in the camera obscura (Latin for &ldquo;dark chamber&rdquo;) and to later developing out the latent image on paper.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This body of work is made using modern chemistry and equipment. David&rsquo;s paper negative images in this exhibition are unique and one-of-a-kind. He exposes the one image onto paper using his 8x10 camera. Thereafter, the paper is chemically developed. He then tones the paper for both permanence and effect. The larger prints in the exhibition are archivally made from digital scans of these negatives. The larger prints are in limited editions of three.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">David continues:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">My photography has always been an attempt to produce works that are a marriage between technique and visualization. Photographing in a time where the photographic process and equipment have gotten more complex and focused on technical capabilities, I have been striving for simplicity in image making. Without ignoring the advances of digital technologies, it has been artistically freeing for me to return to my 8x10 camera and explore one of the earliest and basic photographic inventions. David&rsquo;s technique and visualization make for interesting juxtapositions. Two of his images, <em>Angel </em>and <em>Campbell&rsquo;s Soup, </em>merit closer looks. The angel is perfectly symmetrical; its left side is exactly identical (mirror images) to its right side. However, the lines and curves down the very center of the angel&rsquo;s apron are not. The figurative work on the apron as seen with the naked eye is the reverse of that seen on this printed negative, David&rsquo;s calotype. Now look at the negative image of the Campbell&rsquo;s Soup can: the writing is completely reversed. It takes a minute for the brain, the mind&rsquo;s eye, to adjust and read the label on the can.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Similarly, examine the negative image entitled <em>Doll. </em>Study the details, the blacks and the whites; then, in the mind&rsquo;s eye, reverse the blacks and the whites, as the doll would be seen to the naked eye. Now try doing the same with David&rsquo;s image entitled <em>Globe.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taken together, these calotype images have a certain compelling quality about them. The black background, negative space in photographic terms, is a vortex that invites and entices the spectator to examine the subject matter of the print more closely. Once there, the observer is again challenged to make sense of and understand the content&mdash;at first by a familiar and recognizable form or shape, and then by reading the reversed writing on the object.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the darkroom, a photographer sees the negative projection on to the easel, as seen in David&rsquo;s negative calotypes. The accomplished photographer learns to see, in the mind&rsquo;s eye, the reversal so as to manipulate the light through the negative onto the photographic paper to produce an image to the artist&rsquo;s eye. Look at the image called <em>Flowers</em>, and in your mind&rsquo;s eye see them as a photographer would see them in the darkroom.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">David Scheinbaum is former director/chairman of the Photography Department at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art &amp; Design and professor emeritus of the former College of Santa Fe. His photographs of New Mexico&rsquo;s Bisti Badlands can be found in his book <em>Bisti, </em>published by the University of New Mexico Press, 1987. In 1990 Florida International University Press published <em>Miami Beach: Photographs of an American Dream</em>. In 2006, the Museum of New Mexico Press published <em>Stone: A Substantial Witness.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">David and his spouse, Janet Russek, have collaborated on two projects: <em>Ghost Ranch: Land of Light, Photographs by David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek, </em>published by Balcony Press, 1997; and <em>Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth: The I Ching, </em>published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">His most recent publication, <em>Hip Hop: Portraits of an Urban Hymn, </em>was released in November 2013 by Damiani Editore. This work was featured at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in February 2008. David worked with the preeminent photo historian Beaumont Newhall from 1978 until Newhall&rsquo;s death in 1993. Scheinbaum &amp; Russek Ltd. of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is owned and operated by David and Janet. The firm&rsquo;s owners are private fine art photography dealers and consultants. Scheinbaum &amp; Russek Ltd. is the exclusive representative of the estates of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, as well as the estate of Eliot Porter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">David has exhibited internationally, and he is represented in many museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; the Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale, Paris, France; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the National Portrait Gallery/the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Ariz; and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:50:06 +0000 Tony O'Brien - Verve Gallery of Photography - February 6th - April 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">The photographs in the exhibition include portraits of the refugees, as well as the context in which they live. The viewer sees that the refugee community is what they are now calling home. The children&rsquo;s education will occur within the confines of the camps, the primitive water lines created in the parched earth may be the source of water for many more years, and people will continue to construct shops and sell their wares here. It is an amazing display of the human condition and how we strive for preservation in times of duress.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tony has always been a compassionate documentary photographer. Whether photographing Afghan guerillas, soldiers in the Iraqi war, children from war-torn countries, or prostitutes on the streets of Washington D.C., O&rsquo;Brien has a soft-spoken sensibility that make his subjects feel comfortable. He is able to capture such difficult situations with grace and thoughtful composition. He listens to his subjects and translates their plights into powerful imagery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of these refugees Tony encountered left their homes abruptly with practically nothing in their pockets and horrible memories from their plight. Tony says of this:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I listened to individual stories, asking each person what was the most important possession they brought with them; many showed me pictures on their phones of family and life in Syria before the war. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An excerpt from the exhibition reads:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Razan </em>is a busy woman. In Syria, the mother of four was a nurse and owned a small clothing boutique. Last year, she and her husband took her children, six-year-old twin boys, their five-year old boy, their baby girl, and fled the besieged city of Homs fearing for their lives. &ldquo;Some of my family in Homs are hostages or in prison,&rdquo; she said. At first, she insisted that the only thing she cared to take with her was the children. Then she remembered that at the last minute she had been able to grab a miniature Quran; she says it gives her the strength and courage to face the future.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tony O&rsquo;Brien&rsquo;s work as a documentary photographer has appeared in many national and international publications. He is the director of the photography program at the Marion Center of Photographic Arts at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. He is the author of <em>Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan</em>, Bloomsbury Press 2008 and <em>Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert</em>, the New Mexico Museum Press, 2011. He is represented by VERVE Gallery in Santa Fe.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:53:16 +0000 Norman Mauskopf - Verve Gallery of Photography - February 6th - April 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">For a decade, from 1981 to 1991, Norman Mauskopf traveled throughout the United States working on this special photo project, <em>American Triptychs</em>. He searched carefully for man-made environments that exemplified certain unique facets of late-20th-century Americana. Most were on a large panoramic scale, and their subject matter was often quirky or mysterious.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Norman sought to capture these scenes with a feeling of depth and detail. Had he used a panoramic camera, it would have given him a wide perspective that would have exaggerated the foreground, while at the same time pushing the middle ground and background farther away. However, he wanted his triptychs to give him equal horizontal and vertical perspectives in a single frame. Thus, Norman chose to use a square-format camera with a slightly wider-than-normal focal length. He placed the camera on a tripod and created the panorama in three separate frames, creating a triptych.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The placement of the tripod was critical because each frame had to have its own compositional qualities, stand alone as an image, and still be connected to the adjacent frame at an appropriate juncture in the panoramic scene. Sometimes, because of the way the lens rendered diagonal lines, the juncture of two frames resulted in a slight kink in perspective that adds to the unconventional nature of the image. A close examination of Norman&rsquo;s triptychs reveals that he indeed captures scenes with depth and detail. Perhaps one of the best examples of his work is his image of the Brooklyn Bridge, entitled <em>New York, New York, 1985</em>. The middle ground and background are not pushed farther away, as would have been the case with a panoramic camera. Moreover, each separate image in the composition has exceptional detail.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The corner shot, <em>El Paso, Texas, 1985, </em>similarly is the essence of explicit detail and composition: The image of the ice cream vendor under the stop sign at the corner of 800 El Paso Street is sharp in detail and compositionally stands on its own. The shadow line in all three images aligns perfectly. And, finally, in the right image one can easily make out the detail of the Texas license plate on the Pontiac GTO, and the depth of field extends the full length of the image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two of Norman&rsquo;s images foretell the passage of time, and both are iconic symbols&mdash;strange, unconventional, idiosyncratic captured moments now lost or soon to be lost to the past. One is of Arthur and his cigarettes in <em>Arthur, McFeely Tavern, Walla, Washington, 1984; </em>his cigarettes have gone up in smoke. Second, Norman&rsquo;s <em>pi&egrave;ce de r&eacute;sistance, </em>where his dry wit comes to life in his visual metaphor of the future, is entitled <em>Cabazon, California, 1984. </em>In this triptych he juxtaposes a scale model of a massive Cretaceous Period herbivore and the source of our fossil fuels, an <em>Alamosaurus sanjuanensis</em>, with an 18-wheeler petrol tank truck, <em>Truckuspetrolsurus de minimis</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During a distinguished 30-year photography career, Norman Mauskopf has had four award-winning books of his photographs published by Twin Palms/Twelvetrees Press, and he has been the&nbsp; recipient of a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship. His most recent book, <em>Descendants</em>, published in 2011, is a pictorial exploration of Latino culture of northern New Mexico&rsquo;s&mdash;its ancient traditions, striking landscapes and ethnic diversity. <em>A Time Not Here</em>, published in 1997, focuses on African-American musical and spiritual traditions in Mississippi and was described as &ldquo;a focused documentary of astonishing beauty.&rdquo; His second book, <em>Dark Horses</em>, published in 1988, documents the world of thoroughbred horseracing and was described as &ldquo;classic photojournalism slyly refracted through prisms of drama, majesty and humor.&rdquo; Norman&rsquo;s first book, <em>Rodeo</em>, published in 1985, looks into the lives of professional rodeo cowboys. About the images in <em>Rodeo, </em>author Ben Maddow wrote, &ldquo;They are not merely photographs but observations deeply seen and deeply felt. . . . Norman has uncovered something profound and instinctive.&rdquo; Norman has also completed a rare documentary on the legal brothels of Mustang, Nevada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Norman Mauskopf&rsquo;s photographs have been included in solo and group exhibitions, including two shows at the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. In addition to working on his own projects, he has photographed assignments for numerous magazine and corporate&nbsp; clients, and he has been a photographic educator for more than 25 years, including teaching at the Santa&nbsp; Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:46:52 +0000 Hillerbrand + Magsamen - Center for Contemporary Art - February 13th - May 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Hillerbrand+Magsamen&nbsp;are a collaborative husband and wife artist team comprised of Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Based in Houston, Texas their work draws upon the Fluxus practice of incorporating humor, performance, video and everyday objects. Working with their two children, they expand their personal family life into a contemporary art conversation about family identity and consumer culture which they call &ldquo;suburban fluxus.&rdquo; ForPlaying House, the family makes a temporary home in the gallery and presents aspects of their daily life, routines and rituals through new and previous works including photographs, video and installation. This exhibition is partially supported by a productive partnership with SFAI.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:00 +0000 Andy Mattern - Center for Contemporary Art - December 11th, 2014 - February 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Andy Mattern's exhibition <em>Object Image</em> is comprised of two series, one of photograms and the other of photographs. A photogram is created by placing an object directly on photographic paper and and exposing it &nbsp;to light - effectively creating a photographic imprint of the object. The intention behind the photographs is similar: to represent an object to scale with as much visual information as possible.<br /><br />Mattern&rsquo;s creative process involves the collection and archiving of mundane, useless objects. In his studio are drawers full of carefully cataloged items, collected over time. As individual objects, they lack purpose but as a collection, they become a a study of traces, actions, byproducts, and results.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:14:23 +0000 Nicola López, Nouel Riel, Jack Warren - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - January 30th - February 20th <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce <em>Under 35: Part III, </em>an exhibition of works by Nicola L&oacute;pez, Nouel Riel and Jack Warren. The opening is <strong>Friday, January 30, 2015, </strong>at the gallery: 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, <strong>from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. </strong>Artist Nouel Riel will be present.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Under 35: Part III </em></strong><strong>is an exhibition of artists who create work that reinvents more traditional approaches to materials, compositions and concepts, representing an ever changing definition of art and how materials are used. It serves to showcase work that will appeal to the upcoming generation of artists and art collectors. </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Brooklyn based artist, <strong>Nicola L&oacute;pez </strong>will be showing twelve works in <em>Under 35: Part III. </em>Born in Santa Fe<em>, </em>L&oacute;pez attended Columbia University for both her BA and MFA. The artist has already participated in many prestigious exhibitions and received fellowships and grants, including a commissioned installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), and exhibition at the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum (NYC) as well as grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">This success comes as no surprise when viewing her extraordinary work. The work focuses on the concept of the landscape created by 21st century living. As L&oacute;pez explains: "The landscape that we live in has become saturated with signs of easy mobility, speed, constant communication, imposition of structure, insistence on growth and glorification of technology that have come to be so characteristic of our society today. My work incorporates these signs, exaggerating and reconfiguring them in order to build maps that convey the sense of wonder and vertigo that is inevitable as we face the landscape of today&rsquo;s world."</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">L&oacute;pez notes that these landscapes, created with a variety of materials including ink, watercolor, molding paste, graphite, oil stick and photo-lithography on paper, reflect neither a dystopian or utopian view but rather how <em>she </em>experiences and moves through the current societal landscape. It is cartography of the 21st century experience.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Santa Fe based artist <strong>Nouel Riel</strong>'s mixed media works are her way of mapping or navigating the world, especially the emotional landscape she resides in and the adventurous life she has lived. Nouel Riel is a recent graduate of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (BFA, Painting 2014.) It was in Santa Fe, at SFUAD, that Riel found a sense of solitude that she felt she required to focus on her work, and her ideas and concepts began to truly take on a life of their own.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What may speak to the viewer in Nouel Riel's work is not only the unidentifiable yet intriguing use of materials including ink, charcoal, pencil, pen, acrylic, salt, soil and other organic materials, but that each piece, though touching on different experiences and impressions in her life, hold a sort of conversation - a thread of her life experience, especially the emotional terrain in which she has traveled thus far. The viewer can easily look upon these works and apply that first glance to his/her own personal journey. Though each work is deeply personal for the artist, it does not exclude or insist upon the viewer, leaving the works open to interpretation.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Nouel Riel will also present a series of six scans. Each scan is of part of the body and in color and composition, reflect a dreamlike quality or a sense of a memory almost lost. "<em>Manufactured Intimacy : for relationships on the go </em>are a series of scans documenting the eventual desperateness of long distance relationships. The immense need for feel of body, touch of hair, to kiss another's face. The Romeo &amp; Juliet closeness between humans that will never be fulfilled. People cut off portions of themselves to give to others in hope they will be loved, yet most often those limbs go dead and their tunnel of openness becomes a very literal tomb."</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Brooklyn based artist <strong>Jack Warren's </strong>work rests perfectly between the chaotic nature of Nouel Riel's work and the more orderly compositions of Nicola L&oacute;pez. His work strives to address the limits of visual language and symbolism and creates a link between found materials and the finished work. Warren's process is one of ever changing imagery "in which images and landscapes emerge through a history of layers, each layer representing a dynamic conversation with the predicate underlying material."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist uses a variety of materials including loose pages from books, magazines and other periodicals. As a result, the artist's mark-making and source material engage each other with intriguing results. As Warren further explains: "A personal lexicon of forms interprets, reconfigures, and defaces the underlying information, creating a &ldquo;border zone,&rdquo; where seemingly dissimilar and incongruous ideas are made to interact. This random but methodical process evolves from abstractions of common figures, symbols and language. My current paintings and drawings are maps of a dream world extracted by way of scientific process and accidental design. As experiments in incidental construction, imaginary forms emerge through a system of controlled catastrophe, in which idiosyncratic lines and random compositions outline a fragmented spectrum of potential realities. These alien landscapes, electrified portraits and distorted architectural designs represent pieces of my subconscious relationship to the subject matter, invoking a sense of controlled mania and intense reorganization of indefinable elements. This work seeks a synchronicity of indeterminacy, a broad coalescence of questions answered only by the individual interpretations of its audience."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District Reception: Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:00 &ndash; 7:00 pm</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:42 +0000 - Pop Gallery - March 6th - April 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Dear Friends-What more can be said kicking off a New Year than Dr Seuss' inspiration for all feet on a path... "Oh the Places You'll Go!" Exhibition opens Friday March 6th, 2015, in celebration of Ted Geisel's 111th Birthday. Open call to artists, please contact me directly by email for PDF Submission guidelines. Thank you for understanding not all submissions will be accepted as space is limited.<br /> <br /> <br /> Excerpt:<br /> Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the couple who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "We don't choose to go there. "With your heads full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down, any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air, Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too.<br /> <br /> OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!<br /> <br /> You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to great heights! You won't lag behind, because you'll have all the speed. You'll pass the whole gang, and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because sometimes, you won't. You'll get mixed up of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with so many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with great care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed!(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)<br /> <br /> KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" -Ted Geisel (aka Dr Seuss)<br /> <br /> <br /> So friends, be inspired on your journey in 2015...Love and Gratitude, Sharla &amp; Michael<br /> POP Gallery-Santa Fe, NM</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:58:52 +0000 - Las Cruces Museum of Art - February 6th - March 28th Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:22 +0000 Emily Duke, Linda Lopez, Brooks Oliver, Peter Pincus, Adam Shiverdecker, Matt Ziemke - Santa Fe Clay - January 9th - February 21st Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:49:22 +0000 Greg Reiche - Pippin Contemporary - February 21st 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">This is your opportunity to meet Greg Reiche, 2015 ARTsmart Honorary Artist over croissants and coffee before the Gourmet Dinner Saturday evening. Join us for a casual chat with Greg about his inspiration and technique. You&rsquo;ll have an opportunity to ask questions and view his work.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:19 +0000 Steven Williams - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - January 30th - February 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">In "Legacy of Landscape" at LewAllen Galleries in the Santa Fe Railyard, local photographer, Steven Williams explores environments discovered during his travels. This showcase exhibition opens on January 30th with an artist&rsquo;s reception from 5 -7 pm and runs through February 22nd. <br /> <br /> Arresting visions of the Southwest and Midwest countryside, captured in traditional black and white Silver Gelatin Prints, reflect the consumption, abandonment, and reverence for landscape. Some images record unknown acts of love or observation, while others intimate hidden mystery or the passage of time. As a landscape&rsquo;s history fades, the land itself becomes legacy.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The landscape I photograph reflects my wanderings that become my own pilgrimages as I explore traces a human hand has left behind. Often without understanding the history behind what I see, the remains I record allow me to probe the relevance of landscape to how we interpret our own lives,&rdquo; says Williams. <br /> <br /> Working in large format, with an 8&rdquo;x10&rdquo; camera and negatives, allows Williams to capture greater detail and tonal range but also limits his covertness as a photographer. Thus his efforts not only produce strikingly beautiful reproductions of often unnoticed vignettes, but unable to avoid detection by residents, each photograph he takes absorbs the personal anecdotes relayed to him by the locals. <br /> <br /> Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, to a farming family, Williams&rsquo; upbringing instilled an understanding of taking care of the land as well as using the land. While attending undergraduate school at the University of Michigan and graduate school at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Williams was struck by the effects the auto industry had had on the local landscape and the way communities had put it to use, building into it and around it. His photographs are currently included in "Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography" at the New Mexico History Museum.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:33:19 +0000 Laurin McCracken, Michael DeVore, Karol Mack, Alice Williams, Richard Weinstein - GREENBERG Fine Art - February 13th - February 26th <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An intimate relationship between subjects and objects</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On February 13, Greenberg Fine Art will offer locals and guests of Santa Fe the chance to experience &lsquo;A Show of Pairs,&rsquo; a collection that boasts the exquisite talents of Laurin McCracken, Michael DeVore, Karol Mack, Alice Williams and Richard Weinstein. &ldquo;A show of Pairs explores the intimate relationship between subjects and objects. What could be more universal?&rdquo; Says Paul Hartsock, Owner of Greenberg Fine Art. &ldquo;So much of life is about pairing. A pair of apples, two people at a caf&eacute;, or even pairing light with shadow.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Diversity between these elite artists combined with the harmonious feeling of pairing, will lend its hand to a most memorable show. &ldquo;We have a natural tendency to want to pair things together, it is a kind of human progress that we naturally search out.&rdquo; Says Michael DeVore &ldquo;Perhaps we are drawn to the idea of kindred spirits and harmony, the balance of pairing one thing with another.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening on the Eve of Valentines, &lsquo;A Show of Pairs&rsquo; will indeed radiate our natural love of pairs. &ldquo;Pairing comes down to symbols of communication. It&rsquo;s interaction between things which are inanimate, not human,&rdquo; Says Karol Mack &ldquo;Just like the aspen groves share a root and the trees intertwine, it is a symbol that we as humans need interaction with one another.&rdquo;</span></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:18:39 +0000 Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Todd Webb, Philippe Halsman - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - March 27th - September 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">Rarely-seen photographs of Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Todd Webb,&nbsp; and Philippe Halsman.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:16:04 +0000