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Opening Friday July 27, 2018: Light + Metal – Unique Photographs and Objects


photo-eye Gallery Opening July 27, 2018:
Light + Metal – Unique Photographs and Objects
Please join photo-eye Gallery for Light + Metal, a group exhibition featuring unique photographic prints and objects by 13 artists working with an array of alternative and non-standard processes. An Opening for Light + Metal will be held on Friday, July 27th from 5 to 7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.


photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to announce Light + Metal, a major group exhibition featuring 60  unique photographic works by 14 artists printed in an array of alternative and non-standard processes.

Participating artists include David Emitt Adams, Kate Breakey, Vanessa Marsh, Nissa Kubly, Michael Jackson, Anne Arden McDonald, Heather Oelklaus, Kevin O’Connell, David Ondrik, Meghann Riepenhoff, Claire A. Warden, Julie Weber, Vanessa Woods and Lori Vrba.


An opening and artist reception for Light + Metal will be held this Friday, July 27th from 5 to 7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District. We are very excited that Nissa Kubly, Anne Arden McDonald, Heather Oelklaus, and David Ondirk will be joining us at the opening.

Anne Arden McDonald, Virus, 2017, Camraless Gelatin-Silver Print, 24x20" Image, Edition of 5, $2100

Now is a very exciting time for photography. The 14 artists in Light + Metal are reacting to the proliferation of digital photographic technologies by experimenting with traditional, metal-based processes and materials, including silver-gelatin paper, cyanotype, and wet collodion, to create unique photographic objects—often without using a camera.

Works in Light + Metal employ 19th, 20th, and 21st-century processes to expand and challenge the notion of a photograph as a convincing representational image. In some works, such as those by Julie Weber and Michael Jackson use light itself as a subject, while others, such as Meghann Riepenhoff, Anne Arden McDonald, and David Ondrik, push the boundaries of physical photographic materials to make statements regarding technology, culture, and the environment. We are truly proud of Light + Metal's scope and scale.

David Emitt Adams, Eagletail, 2014, Wet plate collodion tintype made on object found in the Sonoran Desert,
 6.5x11" Image, Price Upon Request

Kate Breakey, Chrysanthemum, Hand-Colored/Encaustic Archival Pigment Print, 26x28" Image, Unique, $2000
Michael Jackson, M, Luminogram on Silver-Gelatin Paper, 20x16" Image, Unique, $4,000
Julie Weber, Two Permutations of Light (Ilford Multigrade FB), 2018 Photogram diptych on gelatin silver paper 
(print 1 fixed; print 2 unfixed), 14x11" Image, Unique  $1500 Framed

Heather Oelklaus, Meditation, 2017, Chemigram, 14x11" Image, Unique, $750
David Ondrik, Erosion 1, 2018, Photogram, 28x30" Image, Unique, $2000
Meghann Riepenhoff, For Anna, Vol. II. Plate 31, 2017, Dynamic Cyanotype, algae and shoreline debris, 
 12x9" Image, Unique, $3500
Courtesy of EUQINOM Gallery
Lori Vrba, Portal, Encaustic Photograph on Vintage Cupcake Tin, 28x16" Image, Unique, $1600
Vanessa Marsh, Untitled #45, Photogram on Silver-Gelatin Paper 16x20" Image, Unique, $1500
Vanessa Woods, Waiting for Rainbows, 2017, Photocollage, 11x14" Image, Unique, $1500
Kevin O'Connell, Canyon Series #8662, Platinum/Palladium Print, 14x11" Image, Edition of 3, $1400
Nissa Kubly, Enamel Necklace I, Enamel on copper with digital image transfer, Unique, $280

All prices listed were correct at the time this post was published.

Light + Metal is on view at photo-eye Gallery through September 15, 2018.

For more information about an artist or artwork, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff

505-988-5152 x 202  •  gallery@photoeye.com.

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» Attend the Opening Reception

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