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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Rashod Taylor : My America, a solo exhibition addressing themes of family culture legacy and the black experience

Obscura Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition by fine art portrait photographer Rashod Taylor, which includes his two poignant and sensitive projects, Little Black Boy and My America. Through the use of wet-darkroom printing methods including the 19th Century wet-plate collodion process as well as the enlarging process on gelatin silver paper, the artist uses portraiture to express themes of family, culture, legacy, and the black experience.

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:

Friday, September 23, 2022
4pm - Gallery walk-thru with the artist
5-7pm - Reception with the artist
Please join us in welcoming Rashod Taylor to Santa Fe for the first time and let's celebrate his solo exhibition!

The exhibition is on view September 23 through November 20, 2022.


ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST:



Online Zoom interview with Rashod Taylor - learn more about the work in his solo exhibition, My America.



VIEW THE WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.



Obscura Gallery is excited to present a community book signing event for Taos, New Mexico artist Jonathan Blaustein with his photographic book, Extinction Party (Yoffy Press). This photographic book explores humanity’s over-consumption and its impact on the planet. In an unprecedented time of the Covid-19 pandemic, Extinction Party was (coincidentally and appropriately) released in March 2020 and named one of BuzzFeed News’ best books of 2020. Obscura Gallery held an intimate exhibition during the 2020 book launch, however we are excited to re-present this book again to the public, in post-pandemic times, to give it the honor it deserves. With the photo essay - the images and titles – and the forward essay by Kevin Kwan, as well as the metaphorical story in between, the book could not be a more timely commentary on the current state of our Earth and humanity.

**We invite those who did not have a chance to get their book signed during the pandemic to please bring it to the event to have the artist sign their copy. Books will be available for purchase and signing as well. In addition we will host a raffle offering up a signed copy of the book and special give-aways.



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.

 

Joan Myers : Devil's Highwawy, Book signing and Reception with the artist, friday, june 24, 5-7pm. Exhibition is on view through july 30, 2022.

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.

 
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