New York, NY
As a proud member of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), we couldn’t be more excited to be back in bustling New York City this week celebrating photography after a long pandemic break. Now in its 41st
edition, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. In addition to the AIPAD Fair, the city is buzzing with other exciting art events including Frieze New York
, and the ICP Photobook Fest
in partnership with AIPAD.
In our AIPAD Booth #107 located on the ground floor at Center415, we are showcasing a selection of eight Obscura Gallery artists who represent a wide span in their individual careers, yet all have in common their unique contributions to the history of the medium. We hope you’ll stop by and visit our booth in which three of our artists will be available throughout the fair to chat with to you about their work: Susan Burnstine, Rania Matar
, and Rashod Taylor.
We will also have a selection of fine 20th Century photography available including André Kertész, Edward Weston, Gertrude Käsebier, Imogen Cunningham, Gordon Parks, and many more!
Please inquire here for more information.
VIEW THE WORKS IN OUR BOOTH ON ARTSY HERE.
Obscura Gallery presents a book signing with Rebecca A. Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography
in Tucson, Arizona, for her recent book Making a Photographer, The Early Work of Ansel Adams
(Yale University Press). In conjunction with the book signing, there will be an exhibition of select works by Ansel Adams in our viewing room, to which Rebecca will refer to during her discussion of the book.
Ansel Adams, Mirror Lake, Yosemite, 1935, 7 3/4 x 9 7/8”, gelatin silver print.
PURCHASE THE BOOK HERE.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.
VIEW THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.
Obscura Gallery is thrilled to announce our first exhibition of 2022, “Invisible World,” by Obscura Gallery artist Nevada Wier. Using her own unique palette created from infrared photography, Nevada presents photographs from her global travels through the lens of her camera converted to only render infrared light. While based in Santa Fe, Nevada typically spends nearly 99% of the year traveling the world on assignment and leading workshops, specializing in documenting the various cultures of the world. She is recognized for her creative and intimate approach to photographing people. Grounded due to the global spread of COVID-19, Wier has remained at home during the pandemic probably more than ever in her working life. But she has used the occasion to dive into her years-long archive of inspiring infrared photographs, which form this exhibition. We are excited to present a selection of over twenty images at Obscura, making the invisible visible through Nevada’s use of infrared photography.
Our visual familiarity is limited to the colors of visible light. Beyond what our eyes can see is the iridescent world of the infrared (IR) spectrum. Twenty-four years ago, I began exploring the challenge of making the invisible visible: photographing remote places using the unusual, haunting light of infrared. These images explore my favorite subjects of different cultures and less frequented lands. The subjects may be recognizable, but they are transformed by infrared light – more than meets the eye. -
Watch the recording of our Zoom webinar interview with Nevada below!
DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.
VIEW THE WORK IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.
Obscura Gallery is honored to debut an exclusive gallery exhibition of vintage, one-of-a-kind Polaroid prints made during Paul’s tenure with the Polaroid Corporation in the 1960’s. In 1959, Ansel Adams introduced the Polaroid Corporation to Paul’s work and that following year Paul became a consultant to the company, testing out their Type 55 negative/positive film, and their Type 53 positive film on his 4 x 5 view camera using a Polaroid back. The 44 images in the exhibition were created in New England as well as Ireland and a majority of the prints in the exhibition were created on Polaroid Type 53, which does not produce a negative and creates a one-of-a-kind positive print. The project came to a close in 1969 with a selection of images created in Ireland, when that same year Paul began his Guggenheim fellowship photographing in that country. Other than exhibiting the work at the Polaroid Corporation and a couple of universities or non-profits this is the first extensive gallery exhibition of this unique work and Obscura Gallery feels privileged to be able to work directly with Paul in selling this collection, and all his photographs.