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2019 Group Show – Opening Friday, February 22nd, 5–7pm

photo-eye Gallery 2019 Group Show
Opening Friday, February 22nd, 5–7pm
photo-eye Gallery's 2019 Group Show features a diverse collection of contemporary photographic work created by select represented artists. The exhibition highlights new work from Julie Blackmon, Michael Kenna, James Pitts and Mitch Dobrowner alongside works previously unexhibited at photo-eye by Kate Breakey and Beth Moon.

2019 Group Show
On View: February 22 - April 20, 2019
Opening: Friday, February 22nd, 5–7pm

photo-eye Gallery
541 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
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photo-eye Gallery's 2019 Group Show features a diverse collection of contemporary photographic work created by select represented artists. The exhibition highlights new work from Julie Blackmon, Michael Kenna, James Pitts and Mitch Dobrowner alongside works previously unexhibited at photo-eye by Kate Breakey and Beth Moon.

The 2019 Group Show opens Friday, February 22nd from 5–7pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in Santa Fe's Railyard Arts District.

Included Artists: 

Exhibition Preview – Selected Works from the Upcoming 2019 Group Show

Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon, Fixer Upper, 2018,
Archival Pigment Print, 22x29" Image,
Edition of 10, $4000
Fixer Upper is the latest work in Blackmon's ongoing series of wry and satirical images commenting on American life in the 21st Century. Lately, Blackmon's work examines social and economic trends, as well as political ideology, through the domestic lens of home and family. Based in Springfield Missouri, Blackmon uses her immediate surroundings and extended family as inspiration for her imagery, often photographing on location in her hometown and employing friends and family members as models in her complex and intricately composed tableaux.

» View Julie Blackmon's Latest Works
» Books Available by Julie Blackmon

Mitch Dobrowner

Mitch Dobrowner, Fly Geyser, 2018
Archival Pigment Print, 20x30" Image
 Edition of 25, $2500
Mitch Dobrowner's Fly Geyser is the most recent addition to the artist's continuing series of Western landscapes and landmarks. Captured using the artist's signature hand-modified DSLR with a long exposure, Fly Geyser is photographed with the reverence, awe, and humility we've come to expect from Dobrowner's landscapes. The image truly evokes a sense of natural wonder.

» Read More about Fly Geyser
» View Work by Mitch Dobrowner
» Books by Mitch Dobrowner

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson, Straws no. 4, Mono Lake, California, 2015
Archival Pigment Print 30x38" Image
Edition of 5, $4000

Straws no. 4 is one of many playful installation-based images by Thomas Jackson from his series Emergent Behavior.

"The hovering installations featured in this ongoing series of photographs are inspired by self-organizing, 'emergent' systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary." – Thomas Jackson

» View the Emergent Behavior Series

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna, Mina, Study 3, Japan, 2011
Gelatin-Silver Print 8x8" Image
Edition of 25, $3000

Ten years ago, after a particularly tumultuous period in his life, Michael Kenna quietly made a decision to expand his photographic practice to include the human form. Kenna is well known for his minimalistic landscapes, and has been vocal in the past about the absence of the human figure in his photographs stating, "I feel they gave away the scale and became the main focus of the viewer’s attention." But, believing "fixed dogma is not a creative tool," Kenna has created Rafu, a series of female nude portraits made in Japan, highlighting form, uniqueness, and the interplay between the body and human-constructed environments. We are proud to feature six images from Rafu in the 2019 Group Show.

» Read Zoé Balthus' in-depth interview with  
   Michael Kenna about Rafu
» View the monograph published by Nazraeli
» See Additional work by Michael Kenna 

Clay Lipsky

Clay Lipsky, Atomic Overlook: 02, 2012
Archival Pigment Print, 16x16" Image
Edition of 10, $1000
Clay Lipsky's Atomic Overlook re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests. In an attempt to keep a nuclear threat feeling contemporary and omnipresent, Lipsky introduces archival images of atomic explosions among casual scenes of vacationers. He imagines an era where tourists gather to view bomb tests from "safe" distances. The surreal images speak to a voyeuristic culture where catastrophe is viewed as entertainment by increasingly desensitized masses.

» View additional work from Clay Lipsky's 
   Atomic Outlook series

» Purchase the Atomic Outlook book

James Pitts

James Pitts, Dried Gourd Leaves Diptych, 2018
Archival Pigment Print, 11x17" Image
Edition of 5, $650

Santa Fe based photographer James W. Pitts' primary focus for over 20 years has been on hand coating platinum prints from large format negatives. Pitts’ is debuting three new archival pigment ink still life images of gourds in the 2019 photo-eye Group Show. He explores the still life genera further, adding subtle color images to his vocabulary. Pitts credits a number of master painters as influences including Matisse. The new diptych (featured left) is part of an ongoing series which Pitts collects various plant life, the gourd in the image to the left is from his personal garden, with a backdrop that nods to Pollock. The results of these captures with his large format camera are classic, timeless photographic works of art
» View Additional Work by James Pitts

» Read our interview with Jim Pitts

Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson, Black Leopard #2, Monterey, CA, 2014,
 Archival Pigment Print, 28x23" Image
Edition of 5, $1500
Black Leopard #2, Monterey, CA, is the signature image from Brad Wilson's 2017 solo exhibition at photo-eye Gallery, and one of our favorites from his Affinity series. In Affinity, Brad Wilson works with sanctuaries, trainers, and preservation institutions to create strikingly detailed animal portraits challenging viewers to connect on a deeper level with the subject.

» View Affinity by Brad Wilson

» Purchase a copy of Wilson's book Wild Life

» Read our Interview with Brad Wilson

Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu, LN 0309
Archival Pigment Print, 15x20" Image
Edition of 5, $950

After his first appearance as a represented artist with photo-eye Gallery at Photo LA earlier this month, Reuben Wu is making his Santa Fe debut in the 2019 group show with LN 0309  from his Lux Noctis series. Lux Noctis is a series of photographs depicting landscapes unbound by time and space, inspired by ideas of planetary exploration, 19th-century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction.

» View Lux Noctis by Reuben Wu

» Read Anne Kelly's interview with
   Reuben Wu

Beth Moon

Beth Moon, Nepenthes Bicalcarata
Platinum/Palladium Print, 12x8" Image
Edition of 15, $1200
photo-eye is also honored to include six prints from Beth Moon's gorgeous Savage Garden series, installed for their exhibition premier. Printed in rich platinum/palladium, these intricate and formal portraits depict the delicate but dangerous nature of carnivorous plants.

"The poetic sensibility of nature seems to hover somewhere between paradise and tragedy. In these flesh-eating plants, we find a sinister beauty. Evolution has taught these carnivorous plants how to make the best of the conditions they grow in, honoring the darker more mysterious side of nature."

– Beth Moon

» Read Anne Kelly's interview with Beth Moon

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