LIGHT + METAL
UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHS AND OBJECTS
Opening & Artist Reception: Friday, July 27, 5 – 7 PM
On View: July 27 – September 15, 2018
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Please join photo-eye Gallery for Light + Metal, a group exhibition featuring unique photographic prints and objects by 13 artists working with an array of alternative and non-standard processes. An Opening for Light + Metal will be held on Friday, July 27th from 5 to 7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Now is a very exciting time for photography. The 13 artists in Light + Metal are reacting to the proliferation of digital photographic technologies by experimenting with traditional, metal-based processes and materials, including silver-gelatin paper, cyanotype, and wet collodion, to create unique photographic objects—often without using a camera
Works in Light + Metal employ 19th and 20th-century processes to address three main concerns, the first of which confronts a core tenet of photography: rendering light on a surface. In some works, such as those by Julie Weber and Michael Jackson, light itself becomes the subject. Other artists, including Meghann Riepenhoff, Anne Arden McDonald, and David Ondrik, push the boundaries of photographic materials. All the works included in Light + Metal challenge the notion of a photograph as a convincing representational image.
David Emit Adams, Kate Breakey, Vanessa Marsh, Nissa Kubly, Mike Jackson, Anne Arden McDonald, Heather Oelklaus, Kevin O’Connell, David Ondrik, Meghann Riepenhoff, Julie Weber, Vanessa Woods and Lori Vrba