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Gallery Favorites: Cosmos Part 2


photo-eye Gallery Gallery Favorites:
Cosmos – Part 2
For the second part of our two-part Favorites Series this month, Gallery staff are focusing on Alan Friedman's striking, high-definition images of the sun, Kate Breakey's Orotones from her Golden Stardust series, and Linda Connor's rich renderings on printing out paper from California's Lick Observatory.


In Cosmos, our current exhibition, six diverse artists celebrate humanity’s fascination with the vast expanse beyond Earth’s boundaries, focusing on heavenly bodies as a means to convey notions of time, scale, and splendor. For the second part of our two-part Favorites Series this month, Gallery staff are focusing on Alan Friedman's striking, high-definition images of the sun, Kate Breakey's Orotones from her Golden Stardust series, and Linda Connor's rich renderings on printing out paper from California's Lick Observatory.

It has been a few weeks since our last show favorites, so we have had some time to live with the work while we make our next selections. Overall this is a spectacular show and must be seen in person to really get the grasp of this work. Cosmos will be up through July 20th so there is still time to come in and see the work for yourself.


Yoana Medrano – Gallery Associate
Beauty and a Beast, May 14, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 8x11" Image, Edition of 15, $700, ©Alan Friedman 






Yoana Medrano
Gallery Associate
505-988-5152 x 116
yoana@photoeye.com

Beauty and a Beast by Alan Friedman is my pick for this week. I seem to be a sucker for color and his work overall has such an intense color palette that they will physically grab your attention. The blue from this piece does just that.

I’ve sat looking at this image, trying to figure out the title for some time and while doing so fell in love with it. Be it the sun that is the beast creating beauty with its flares or the other way around, it really captures the sun in a fairytale way. Alan reminds us not to look at "our neighborhood star" directly, but through his work we get to safely see our star. I picked Alan's work because he shows us the sun in a way that I've never seen before and it is breathtaking.

-Yoana Medrano




Anne Kelly – Gallery Director
Moon Setting over Saguaro, Arizona, Archival Pigment Print, Glass Plate, 24kt Gold Leaf, 10x14" Image, Edition of 20, $1950, ©Kate Breakey 
Anne Kelly
Gallery Director
505-988-5152 x121
anne@photoeye.com
When we have group exhibitions at the gallery visitors sometimes express that they love the show as a whole – and that this can make it particularly harder to select just one piece. While it may not be possible to purchase the entire exhibition, sometimes selecting a pair of images is a good solution. This is what I have done today.

I have selected two images of the moon – one by Kate Breakey and one by Linda Connor. Kate Breakey's image shows a crescent moon setting in her backyard in Arizona. This image is then printed on glass and backed with gold leaf so that the delicate crescent moon is just slightly illuminated.

My second selection is an image that was printed by Linda Connor, from an 8x10 glass plate negative from the archives of the Lick Observatory in Mount Hamilton, CA. This image was originally recorded on July 4th of 1899 and then later printed by Connor using the sunlight on printing out paper and then gold toned. I love that both images are of the same ancient subject, but from very different times in the world.
-Anne Kelly 

July 4, 1899, Contact Print, Printing Out Paper, Gold Toned, 10x8" Image, $2500, ©Linda Connor 

All prices listed were current at the time this post was published. For more information on Cosmos, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com.


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