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Opening Friday, November 30 – Tom Chambers: Hearts and Bones


photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday, November 30 – Tom Chambers: Hearts and Bones photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to announce Hearts and Bones, a mid-career retrospective spanning more than twenty-five years of work by award-winning photographer Tom Chambers.

Tom Chambers, Moat Float, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 28x29" Image, Edition of 10, $2300

Announcing

Tom Chambers: Hearts and Bones 
Opening Reception & Book Signing: Friday, November 30th, 5 – 7 PM
On View: November 30th, 2018 – February 16th, 2019

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to announce Hearts and Bones, a mid-career retrospective spanning more than twenty-five years of work by award-winning photographer Tom Chambers. Featuring work from nine different photographic projects, Hearts and Bones complements the recent release of Chambers’ third monograph, also titled Hearts and Bones, released in early October by Unicorn Publishing Group. An exhibition opening, artist reception, and book signing event will take place on Friday, November 30th from 5–7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts district. Hearts and Bones will remain on view through Saturday, February 16th, 2019.


Tom Chambers, Nesting With Scissors, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 22x13" Image, Edition of 20, $950


ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Tom Chambers, Night Light, 2008,
 Archival Pigment Print, 20x20" Image, 
Edition of 20, $1600
Tom Chambers is a master storyteller. Employing Magic Realism, Chambers’ complex single-setting narratives convincingly insert fantastical elements into our everyday existence. In this world, people share a kindred connection with animals, spoken words fall as floral blooms, and the metaphysical nature of light reveals sacred spectacles. Using imagery from the artist’s travels to locations such as Iceland, Italy, and Mexico, Chambers’ images appear otherworldly. The scenes are evocative, yielding a feeling of delight, wonder, and trepidations as Chambers explores themes of transformation, vitality, mythology, and identity. An early adopter of digital media, Chambers builds his improbable scenes by seamlessly integrating elements from multiple photographs into a single image.

“Since I began creating photomontage, storytelling has been part of all my series and something that has engaged the viewer. My hope has been that the viewer will look at my images, each of which contains an unfinished story, and then create his own interpretation of what's seen. Magic realism has been a tool for me to create a strong narrative. I use magic realism to peak viewer's interests compelling them to take a second look because something looks different or improbable;  I really want to raise questions in the viewer's mind. I like to say that instead of taking a photo, I am making a photo. Many of my inspirations for my montage photography come from musings or dreams, which I refer to as improbable dreams.” – Tom Chambers

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tom Chambers photographing on location.
Tom Chambers has exhibited photomontage images from nine photographic series nationally and internationally in twenty-one solo exhibitions and over seventy group exhibitions and art fairs since 1998. Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and his photography is held in the collections of the National Museum of Photography, Bogotá, Colombia; California State Polytechnic University; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM; and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Bangkok, Thailand among others. Entropic Kingdom, containing images from five series, was published by Modernbook Editions in 2012. Galerie Vevais published Werkdruck No. 6 in 2015 featuring his Illumination series, and a retrospective book, Hearts and Bones, was released in October 2018, by Unicorn Publishing, London.

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All prices listed were current at the time this post was published. 
Prices will increase as the print editions sell.

For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 
505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com


On view through February 16th, 2019

» View the Work

» Read Our Interview 
   with Tom Chambers

» Purchase the Monograph

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