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Laurie Tümer: CLOUDS – New work and Monograph


photo-eye Gallery Laurie Tümer: CLOUDS – New work and Monograph photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce a selection of new work by represented artist Laurie Tümer in her ongoing CLOUDS series – a meditation on the sky’s ephemeral and ever-changing form.

Cloud No. 8716, © Laurie Tümer
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce a selection of new work by Laurie Tümer in her ongoing CLOUDS series – a meditation on the sky’s ephemeral and ever-changing form. The CLOUDS series has been updated to include larger print sizes, many of which are included in our LOCAL EIGHT group exhibition, currently on view through April 22nd at photo-eye Gallery.

Cloud No. 3853, © Laurie Tümer
“Around here nothing will make your hair stand up straighter than a train of clouds gathering over the Jemez Mountains that morph into a mushroom form. I live in La Puebla now, above the cottonwoods on a sandy hill that lies between the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges—15 miles as the crow flies in either direction. Long ago the Rio Grande that runs through the valley below was wider and the Jemez, part
 of the transcontinental group of volcanoes, erupted many times over millions of years. Nestled in this range at 7,500 feet is Los Alamos National Laboratory and the bustling little town that it serves or that serves it. During the day, Los Alamos is camouflaged 
just as it was intended when scientists secretly created the nuclear bomb there. At night, the town is a constellation of stars.

I have a 180-degree view from my perch. If I walked up the hill that crests 60 feet from my front door, I would see 360 degrees. Down here is still close enough to heaven. I see the badlands to the south that obscure my view of Santa Fe, and a pristine mesa I dream of hiking that runs east and west from Española to Chimayo. Facing west from a reclining position is the Jemez Mountains where I can only see a hint of the horizon. When I moved across town here six years ago I began lazily photographing the clouds through this west facing window while waiting out pain flares. As I became absorbed in capturing this spectacle, the pain eclipsed just enough to rise and get carried away. Photographing clouds is now an impressive antidote in my arsenal. Before moving to this cloud amphitheater, I never had the luxury of watching clouds for hours—who does? So, I am grateful for the time, the view from this room of my own, and a generous subject.“ –Laurie Tümer

Cloud No. 3148, © Laurie Tümer
"Laurie Tümer has found a way to deliver sunsets and clouds from their overused and exhausted banality…" – Siegfried Halus
"…We need them [clouds] – the alchemy, this mystery, these drifting masses we can’t beckon or cajole, fence or box or even put a finger on.  Sometimes what has evaporated returns to quench a fireline or nourish a garden plot...”  – Lisa Gill.  

Cloud No. 8575, © Laurie Tümer
Cloud No. 3655/3652, © Laurie Tümer
Cloud No. 4889, © Laurie Tümer
Tümer recently self-published a beautiful monograph of the CLOUDS series with essays by Siegfried Halus and Lisa Gill. Copies of CLOUDS are now available to order from photo-eye. For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com.

CLOUDS self-published by Laurie Tümer
View the CLOUDS portfolio

Purchase a copy of the CLOUDS monograph

View the LOCAL EIGHT exhibition

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