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Announcing: FRACTURED Opening February 28, 2020


photo-eye Gallery Announcing:
FRACTURED Opening February 28, 2020
photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to announce FRACTURED, our first-ever international juried exhibition, opening Friday, February 28th, 2020. This exhibition was juried by the photo-eye Gallery staff, and out of thousands of submissions, 25 artists were selected for the exhibition. We're excited to preview a few of the works from FRACTURED here today.

Above Image:  Marcus DeSieno, 47.366670, 8.550000, Archival Pigment Print of a Still from a Surveillance Camera,
16 x 20 inches

photo-eye recently announced that we are celebrating our 40th year with our first-ever juried exhibition. Over the past few months, photo-eye Gallery held an international open call for artwork relating to the concept FRACTURED. Artists were asked to be broadly creative in interpreting the theme of “fractured” as it might relate to our seemingly broken world, politics, society, identity, or emotional states of being. Applicants were also charged with exploring art’s role as a way to bridge personal and social divides in our fractured times. The gallery received an immense amount of work covering a wide range of these topics.

This exhibition was juried by the photo-eye Gallery staff, and out of thousands of submissions, 25 artists were selected for the exhibition.

The FRACTURED artists are: Charles Anselmo, Tom Atwood, Edward Bateman, David Paul Bayles, Jo Ann Chaus, Heidi Cost, Kelly Cowan, Lauren Davies, Monica Denevan, K.K. DePaul, Marcus DeSieno, Virgil DiBiase, Peter Essick, Jon Feinstein, Meg Griffiths, Jennifer Steensma Hoag, Ruth Lauer Manenti, William Lesch, Christine Lorenz, Marie Maher, Jennifer McClure, Daniel McCullough, Leigh Merrill, JP Terlizzi and Ira Wagner.

Within FRACTURED, our viewers can look forward to a very diverse exhibition of work that considers “fractures” both literally and from perspectives a bit more nebulous. Jo Ann Chaus mysteriously examines the concept of fractured identities in her bold, psychologically captivating self-portraiture, while the photographs of grafted tree species by David Paul Bayles are a direct representation of man-made fractures in our agricultural environment. There are fresh, unexpected takes on materials as seen in Lauren Davies’ deconstructed blanket works, which push the boundaries of how a photograph can exist — in this case, as a fractured, deconstructed object. The show also features exciting explorations into alternative analog photography techniques like the physical alterations Daniel McCullough makes to his film before exposing it, which creates chance interactions between his mark-making and imagery.


Artwork Preview:

Jo Ann Chaus, Shutters, Archival Pigment Print, 19 x 13 inches

David Paul Bayles, Orchard for Arlo 62, Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 16 inches 


Lauren Davies, Detroit House 2, Deconstructed Woven Photography,
22 x 24 inches

Daniel McCullough, Untitled, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 20x25 inches

FRACTURED will run February 28th – May 23, 2020, with an opening reception Friday, February 28 from 5-7pm corresponding with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District.

A full online portfolio of works from FRACTURED will debut in the coming weeks. For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com.


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