Obscura Gallery is thrilled to debut the unique photo-based portraiture by Mexican artist Lou Peralta in her solo summer exhibition: Deconstructed Portraits
. From the fourth generation in a family of studio portrait photographers, Peralta pushes the boundaries and defines new meanings in contemporary portraiture. Peralta’s work deconstructs traditional notions of portraiture to carry viewers deeper into not only the personas of her subjects, but also the broader culture of Mexico. She deepens her photography by combining her portraiture with cultural physical objects referencing pre-Hispanic influences on contemporary culture. ARTIST RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:
Friday, July 8, 5-7pm
Please join us in welcoming Lou Peralta to Santa Fe for the first time and let's celebrate her solo exhibition! ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST:
Click below for an online interview with Lou Peralta - learn more about the work in her solo exhibition, Deconstructed Portraits.
Click below to watch. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE. VIEW THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.
Obscura Gallery presents a book signing and intimate exhibition of works from Joan Myers new publication, The Devil’s Highway
(published by Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas Press). In this haunting new collection of photographs, gallery artist Joan Myers continues the decades-long journey she began in Where the Buffalo Roamed
(with Lucy Lippard, Damiani 2019), in which she documents the changing landscape and culture of the American West. The images in this new collection are more personal, more elegiac––and all black-and-white. They bear witness to the fracturing of the American Dream, the demise of cowboy culture, the shrinking of small towns, ranches, and farms throughout western rural America. The themes she examines are reflected in a powerfully evocative short story by Pulitzer finalist William de Buys, also titled “The Devil’s Highway.” First published in 1992 in Story
magazine, the de Buys story is reproduced in Myers’ book for the first time. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE. VIEW THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.