photo-eye gallery is pleased to announce the publication of Jamey Stillings’ new book by Nazraeli
Press. In celebrating, photo-eye will be hosting a book signing and artist talk at the Gallery on
Saturday, December 3rd from 3-5PM with the artist talk beginning at 4PM.
Stillings’ work was first exhibited by photo-eye Gallery in 2008 when he had just embarked on his
project. His second show at the photo-eye, a solo exhibition in May 2010, marked the project's
completion. During the exhibitions, a small selfpublished catalogue was available giving a
sampling of images from this captivating project.
The new monograph from Nazraeli Press, The Bridge at Hoover Dam, is a beautifully produced
book that captures the rich hues of the desert and the spectacular grandeur of the bridge in a rightly
over-sized format. Its publication coincides with a traveling exhibition of the project opening at the
Phoenix Art Museum in August 2011.
In March of 2009, amidst the rumblings of a global financial crisis that was to shape zeitgeist for
years to come, Jamey Stillings set out on a road trip to reinvigorate his creative spirit. What he
encountered would captivate, challenge and amaze him. Like a child suddenly finding himself before the world's largest erector set, Jamey had discovered the Bridge at Hoover Dam. Instantly, he knew he would dedicate himself to exploring and documenting construction of the bridge through its completion. Over the course of two years and set against the cultural and economic backdrop of our time, Jamey created a body of work that echoes the Bridge in its ability to simultaneously celebrate the power of human spirit and ingenuity while inviting an examination of the intersection of nature and the hand of man. Against the temporal landscape of economic hardship, an eerie historic echo of its neighboring Hoover Dam, and the flashy and impermanent cultural landscape of Las Vegas, the Colorado River, Black Canyon and the Bridge that soars over are natural and manmade symbols of immutability and wonder. Together, they are a legacy at which generations will marvel and Stillings’ images are imbued with the awe of one in the presence of great natural powers and the acme of human effort and creativity. Jamey Stillings' work has been widely exhibited and published throughout the country.