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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Danny Lyon Prints and Photographs 1963-2023. Reception december 8, 5-7pm. exhibition on view through 1/13/24

Following Danny Lyon’s extensive retrospective New Mexico exhibition 'Journey West' at the Albuquerque Museum this Summer, Obscura Gallery is thrilled to present 'Danny Lyon: Prints and Photographs 1963 – 2023', featuring the seminal documentary photographer’s 60-year career of exploring people, places, and land through photographs and montages. Also included will be a selection of new works that capture New Mexico’s diverse landscapes, seeking to raise awareness of fires, drought, and climate change. Other featured works span Lyon’s career photographing the Civil Rights Movement, the Texas Prison System, the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, and more. The latter culminated in his seminal book, 'The Bikeriders', a landmark of modern photojournalism that collected interviews and photographs, documenting the abandon and risk implied in the name of the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. A feature-length film by Jeff Nichols, 'The Bikeriders', is based on Lyon’s book of the same name and will be released soon.

VIEW ALL THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.

Two Generations : Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro exhibition, September 15 artist reception 5-7pm. On view through November 18, 2023.


 

WATCH THE RECORDED ZOOM WEBINAR WITH THE CAPONIGROS HERE.


Portrait of John Paul and Paul Capongiro

Please join us Friday, September 15 from 5-7pm for the artist reception of Two Generations: Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro, a father-and-son exhibition including over two dozen photographs highlighting the careers of this family of artists. John Paul will give an informal chat at 4pm before the reception begins.

For both artists, Santa Fe was home for over twenty years (1970 - 1990s) while Paul lived here raising John Paul in a community of artists. Now, decades later, their work will be shown together in this joint exhibition at Obscura Gallery. Responding to interest in seeing the work of father and son together, the show “Two Generations” was originally assembled from the personal collection of John Paul and first exhibited more than three decades ago – it has traveled and evolved ever since and we are thrilled to have curated our own version at Obscura Gallery.

While at first glance both artists seem a world apart -- Paul’s work in black and white gelatin silver and John Paul’s work in vivid color by use of digital means -- their work is unified by the same spiritual thread that runs through their landscape photography. They both revere the land they photograph and try to convey their responses to the land they love. They are both successful photographic interpreters of the majesty that our Earth offers us.

VIEW THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION TOUR HERE.

VIEW THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.

Henry Horenstein booksigning for Speedway, October 14, 2-4pm

Please join us for a book signing and intimate exhibition of Henry Horenstein’s recently published, Speedway. With a foreward by Ray Magliozzi  of ‘Car Talk’, Horenstein’s images in the book “present us with a slice of what the world of motor racing looked like then [in 1972], before racing became big business, as it slowly morphed into Nascar - the worlds fastest growing sport.”

THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2023

Bobby Silas, Tradition Reborn - Hopi Coal Fired Pottery exhibition through August

This August, Brant Mackley Gallery has a stellar exhibition of contemporary Sikyátkii revival pottery by Hopi potter Bobby Silas in his first solo exhibition and we are thrilled to be exhibiting photographs that complement this incredible work!

Silas is the first Hopi to use the lost tradition of lignite coal-fired pottery in hundreds of years. Bobby will be bringing new works weekly until Indian Market so come before the reception if you wish, the show is up and ready for viewing!

Below is a selection of the photographic works included in the exhibition, and visit the gallery to view the entire selection.

EDWARD CURTIS, A Hopi Girl, Plate 406, 1905, 15.5 x 11.25″ Image Size, 18 x 22″ paper size, vintage photogravure on Holland Van Gelder paper from Portfolio 12.

 

WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON. View in Tewa Looking Towards Walpi, AZ, 1875, (Nampeyo the Potter and her brother Tom Polacca on the roof of the Corn clan dwelling in the village of Hano), 1875. 4.5 x 6", Vintage albumen.

 

JOHN K. HILLERS. Walpi, Mokitown, Arizona, c.1872-3, 9.5 x 12.5”, vintage albumen print
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