December 2nd, 2016 – January 21st, 2017
Opening & Artist Reception
Friday Dec. 2nd, 5–7pm
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE, SANTA FE, NM 87501
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR AN ARTIST INTERVIEW
CONTACT ANNE KELLY, ANNE@PHOTOEYE.COM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce AFFINITY an exhibition of color images by Santa Fe Photographer Brad Wilson opening Friday December 2nd, 2016 and continuing through January 21st, 2017. An Artist Reception will take place on Friday, December 2nd from 5 – 7 PM.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Affinity by Brad Wilson is a series of exquisitely detailed close-up color portraits of captive birds, reptiles, and mammals in a studio environment. Employing a stark black backdrop, these dramatic photographs illuminate subtle idiosyncrasies in each subject as they confront Wilson’s camera. The result is remarkably captivating as Wilson utilizes a refined technique and rapport typically reserved for human sitters. According to Wilson, “I just wanted to give the viewer this experience with the animal and what they do with that experience is up to them. That's why the black background, that's why no distractions. It's just you and the animal and you can kind of inhabit the space with the animal … You're seeing the animal in a way that you could never see it in the wild or in a zoo. You're never going to get that close, never going to get it to hold that still.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brad Wilson's education in the visual arts began at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a BA in Art History and Studio Art. His work has been widely published around the world, appearing in numerous advertising campaigns, magazines, annual reports, and music packages. Wilson has exhibited both nationally and internationally including Photo LA, Art Beijing and AAF London. Wilson’s projects have twice been selected for CENTER’s Review Santa Fe, he was a Hasselblad Masters finalist, and his images appeared on 2016’s The Fence – a juried traveling art project and public exhibition. Affinity is Wilson’s second solo show with photo-eye, and his first in our main gallery.