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A Certain Disney Utopia: Ysabel LeMay’s Photo-Fusions

by Hannah Hoel
Who said Disney was dead? Ysabel LeMay’s staggeringly beautiful photo-fusions, currently on view at Verve Gallery, prove otherwise. Ysabel LeMay is a commercial graphic artist turned painter turned photographer. Each image is made up of hundreds of photographs, collaged together using Photoshop to create grand representations of nature, bounty, and beauty. Her work is more cinematic than painterly: each digital C-print has a plexi-face, whose glossy sheen intensifies the work’s decorative sensibility, and ultimately gives LeMay’s finished compilations a certain Disney utopia... [more]
Posted by Hannah Hoel on 10/3/14
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Nocturnes

            Nocturnes is an elaborately designed book that harmonizes a series of stunning black-and-white photographs with a series of eloquent poems. Each poem, printed on a sheet of vellum, serves as a portal to related, mysterious photographs. True meaning only exists deep down in the observer’s reservoir of nostalgia, the place where we all want to go swim at night, an unpredictable dreamscape where figures and objects pose as symbols of one’s experience. The rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image is like a tango — complimentary partners creating a new, unique excitement. The photo... [more]
Posted by Jacqueline Miro on 6/5/12
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New Images

VERVE Gallery of Photography is pleased to present work by Eastern Europeans Stanko Abadžic and Jacko Vassilev, both of whom have worked documenting their respective cultures in stunning black and white, gelatin silver prints. Croatian born Stanko Abadžic’s second exhibition at VERVE debuts his playful new work from Berlin, Paris and Croatia. Bulgarian artist Jacko Vassilev brings to Santa Fe, for the first time, the renowned series that documented his Bulgarian culture from 1971 until 1993, when the country was under communist totalitarianism. Lastly, VERVE will be present... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/24/11
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William Albert Allard

VERVE Gallery will be debuting William Albert Allard’s Gone West, 1969-2005. The exhibition consists of 29 large color prints, a collection of images of the American West, including cowboys and the Hutterites of Surprise Creek Colony in Montana. The images in this exhibition are selections from Allard’s new book, William Albert Allard: Five Decades: A Retrospective, published by National Geographic-Focal Point. The book contains images of Allard’s work that are part photographic retrospective and part compelling memoir. The book paints a full picture - throug... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/21/11
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Norman Mauskopf

VERVE Gallery of Photography is pleased to present an exhibition of the works of very prominent fine art photographer Santa Fe’s own Norman Mauskopf who exhibits “Descendents,” a new body of work that features Northern New Mexicans. There will be a lecture and book signing by Norman Mauskopf on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 2-4pm at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. During a distinguished career spanning over twenty-five years, Norman Mauskopf has had three award-winning photographic books. Norman's first book, Rodeo, peers into the lives of professional rod... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/24/11
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Ralph Lee Hopkins & Huntington Witherill

Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a two-person exhibition entitled, Beautifully Wild, with Verve gallery artists Ralph Lee Hopkins and Huntington Witherill. The public reception for these two artists is on Friday, October 22 from 5-7pm. There will be a conversation with Ralph Lee Hopkins and Huntington Witherill  about their work, followed by book signings at Verve Gallery on Saturday,  October 23 from 2-4pm. The exhibition is on view from Friday, October 22, 2010  through Saturday, January 8, 2011. RALPH LEE HOPKINS Santa Fe photographer Ralph Lee Hopk... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/25/10
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Martin, Schlesinger, Vojnar - Video Stills & Photography

Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a three-person exhibition with Verve gallery artists Jane Martin, Jennifer Schlesinger, and Kamil Vojnar. The public reception is held on Friday, May 14 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, July 3, 2010. There will be a Gallery Talk with Jane Martin and Kamil Vojnar at Verve Gallery on Saturday, May 15 from 2-4pm. JANE MARTINJane Martin will be exhibiting video stills and photographs from various bodies of work that draw  rom the natural habitat in which she lives – the surrounding land and sea just a few hour... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/17/10
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Citret, Ethridge & Rouse

        Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a three-person exhibition with Verve  gallery artists Mark Citret, Douglas Ethridge, and Dominic Rouse. The public reception is  held on Friday, March 19 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through Friday, May 8,  2010. There will be a Gallery Talk with Mark Citret and Douglas Ethridge at Verve Gallery on Saturday, March 20 from 2-4pm. MARK CITRETMark Citret will be exhibiting a retrospective of his eclectic mix of genres in three mediums including gelatin silver prints, gelatin silver on vellum paper, and platinum palladium prin... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/21/10
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Stanko Abadžic, Julio Bittencourt and Michael Crouser

Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a three-person exhibition of documentary photography with Verve gallery artists Stanko Abadžic, Julio Bittencourt and Michael Crouser. The public reception is held on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through Friday, March 13, 2010. There will be a Gallery Talk with Michael Crouser at Verve Gallery on Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 2-3pm. STANKO ABADŽIC Stanko Abadžic will be exhibiting black and white gelatin silver prints from his imagery that has a street photographer’s aesthetic, including a wide r... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/4/10
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Landscape Photography

      Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present a three-person exhibition of landscapes with Verve gallery artists Matilda Essig, Don Kirby and Stephen Strom. The Opening Reception is held on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 5-7pm. There will be a Gallery Talk with Matilda Essig on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 4- 5pm. Book Signings with Don Kirby and Stephen Strom will take place on Saturday, November 14 from 2-4pm. Both artists will discuss their images in the Verve exhibition, and sign books from their new publications: Stephen Strom, Earth Forms (Dewi Lews Publishing) and Don Kir... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 12/21/09
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3-Woman Show at Verve

      Verve Gallery is presenting a 3-person show of photographic work featuring Susan Burnstine, Susan Kae Grant, and Beth Moon. Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Nominated for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography and winner of numerous awards including B&W Magazine’s 2008 Portfolio Spotlight Award.THE PROCESSThese... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/27/09
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An Intimate Look

by E-Slant Team
  Both artists approach the idea of the personal and intimate, Vaschetti through her female portraits and Demeester through his approach to fashion via art and the idea of the personal. Pascal Demeester will discuss the merging of Fashion and Art Photography at 2pm and Lorena G. Vaschetti will discuss her series, Intimacy, at 3pm. PASCAL DEMEESTERPascal Demeester will be exhibiting color work from various series’ which employs his experience of working in the fashion and design world and result in often startling surrealist images. He will also be exhibiting black and white images from Delu... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/17/09