In coordination with the busiest month in Santa Fe, August 2021, known worldwide for the celebration of Native American art markets all throughout our city, Obscura Gallery presents the photographic exhibition, Future Intercept
, with gallery artist Douglas Miles. San Carlos Apache-Akimel O’odham artist Douglas Miles's artistic work is rooted in Apache history and deeply engaged with the world of contemporary pop culture. His latest photographic composite series, Future Intercept,
transverses through time, rejecting western exotic, white gaze, stereotypes of Native people in America as a way to re-imagine the future of Indigenous and Native communities. Through the exploration of Futurism, we are presented with a narrative that looks back on a distraught past to reconstruct and foretell an impending future. By bending and folding the past and future as it collides, Miles photographic work speaks on lineage and legacy within a community whose roots are deeply embedded across the Americas.
There will be a reception with the artist on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Obscura Gallery from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view August 6 - August 21, 2021.
Obscura Gallery presents a photographic exhibition by Lebanese-born American artist Rania Matar entitled SHE
which focuses on young women in the US and the Middle East who are leaving the cocoon of home and entering adulthood, highlighting how female subjectivity develops in parallel forms across cultural lines. Artist and mother Rania Matar’s cross-cultural experiences inform her art. She has dedicated her art work to exploring issues of personal and collective identity through photographs of female adolescence and womanhood—both in the United States where she lives, and in the Middle East where she is from.
The Obscura Gallery exhibition is in conjunction with the Radius Books release of the same name and celebrates an opening reception with the artist on Wednesday, August 25 at Obscura Gallery from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view August 25 – October 31, 2021.
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