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Sunday: Artist Reception, Book Signing and Talk for Devil's Promenade

Spook Light Road, 2012 - Lara Shipley and Antone Dolezal

photo-eye Bookstore + Project space is pleased to host Devil's Promenade with photographs by Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipley in its new location at 376A Garcia Street, the former location of photo-eye Gallery. The opening and reception will be held on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 from 3-5 pm with a talk by both artists beginning at 3:30 pm. The artists will be signing copies of their new publication Spook Light Chronicles, volume II. The exhibition will continue through August 16th, 2014.

JR's Cabin, 2012 - Lara Shipley and Anote Dolezal
“Deep in the Ozark hills of Missouri locals both young and old still talk about the Spook Light. This mysterious light phenomenon appears on chance nights as a floating orb, seen on a remote country road in an area known as the Devil’s Promenade. Many have tried and failed to discover its origins, including the United States Army Corp of Engineers in the 1950’s. Because of its lack of explanation the Devil’s Promenade has been a popular local destination for decades, with the tale of the Spook Light taking on the quality of myth within the local community.

Our collaborative project combines photographs of Ozark people and the land with more abstract and interpretive images based on oral accounts and mythology surrounding the light. Our aim is not to provide documentation, but to suggest a narrative that, in the spirit of the light, is part fixed in this unique region and part afloat in a mysterious, otherworldly realm.” – Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Lara Shipley received an MFA in photography from Arizona State University. She currently teaches photography at the University of Kansas.

Antone Dolezal has a BFA from the college of Santa Fe and is currently an artist and writer residing in Santa Fe, NM.

photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space’s new location is 376A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm.

Read the interview about the series with Shipley and Dolezal