FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Opening & Artist Reception: Friday, March 30, 5 – 7 PM
Book Signing: Saturday, May 12, 2 – 4 PM
On View: March 30 – May 19, 2018
ANNE KELLY, Gallery Director
505-988-5152 X 121
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE ST
SANTA FE, NM 87501
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Please join us for Vanishing Vernacular an exhibition by represented artist Steve Fitch celebrating the release of his new monograph from George F. Thompson Publishing. An Opening and Artist Reception for Fitch will be held on Friday, March 30th corresponding with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Vanishing Vernacular features a selection of color works by photographer Steve Fitch focusing primarily on the distinctive, idiosyncratic, and evolving features of the western roadside landscape including topologies of neon motel signs, drive-in movie theaters, radio towers, and ancient rock pictographs. photo-eye Gallery is also proud to display Fitch’s large-scale murals for the first time in Santa Fe.
"The photographs in [Vanishing Vernacular] blaze a trail through our Western landscape. It was a selective and personal view that was created over thirty-eight years and many miles traveled. Although it is my story, I think it is also one that most Americans who have wandered our roadways in the West will recognize and appreciate. It is also a story that is evolving and that has not ended.” – Steve Fitch
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Steve Fitch is an American photographer born in 1949. He earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1978, and has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Colorado in Boulder, Princeton University, and, the College of Santa Fe. Fitch's photographs are included in the permanent collections of museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Art Institute of Chicago.