Obscura Gallery launches our 2021 season with a solo exhibition of Kurt Markus’s dune forms photographed in Namibia, Africa, home to the largest sand dunes in the world. These images celebrate the meditative beauty found in these sensual shapes and forms created by the winds and natural forces ever-changing this unique landscape set within the coastal desert of Namibia. This is Kurt’s second solo show at Obscura Gallery focusing on his personal work in the landscape, the first being an exhibition of Monument Valley landscapes in 2018. Markus approaches this landscape with the same respect and admiration, demonstrating his attunement with the natural world as one would be when impacted on a spiritual level. Many of the images included in the exhibition were taken at Sossusvlei, in the southern part of the Namib Desert, which is a salt and clay ‘pan’ surrounded by sand dunes uniquely red in color and which are 5 million years old.
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HUGO BREHME, Cuernavaca, Mexico, c. 1920, 13.25 x 10.5″, gelatin silver print.
Obscura Gallery is excited to debut a solo exhibition by Hugo Brehme,
one of the earliest Modern photographers working in Mexico in the early 20th
Century. This photographic exhibition will include photographs and postcards focused on iconic Mexican subjects from that time period including scenic landscapes, colonial architecture, and the everyday life of indigenous peoples. Complementing the work of Hugo Brehme, we will also have a small selection of work by Manuel Alvarez Bravo
, a prominent Modern Mexican photographer heavily influenced by Brehme, as well as Mexican photographer Manuel Carrillo
who resonated his predecessor in the beauty and authenticity of photographing his culture in the mid to later part of the 20th
HUGO BREHME, Amecameca, Mexico, c. 1920's, 13 x 10.25", gelatin silver print.
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Holiday Edition 2020
offers a seasonally curated selection of work for sale, showcasing what our artists have been making during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a sneak peak to upcoming shows in 2021, as well as sharing some fantastic vintage and contemporary photographs we’ve added to our inventory. Click here to read the announcement that includes an in-depth description of the Holiday Edition 2020.
ALINE SMITHSON, Still Life Altered, from Fugue States, 2020, Archival pigment ink print, 16 x 16", edition of 8.
We are offering a fifteen percent discount and free shipping
on any purchases made from this special Holiday 2020 Edition through December 31, 2020. Just use the code HOLIDAY2020
at the checkout on our website. For the works that have a price on request, please inquire with us at here for more information.
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The exhibition features a selection of photographs from Obscura Gallery's contemporary photographers William Albert Allard
and his legendary Vanishing Breed
cowboy book; Kurt Markus’s
poignant cowboy photographs from his three volumes of cowboy books including the seminal After Barbered Wire
; selections from Joan Myers’
recently published Where the Buffalo Roamed
- photographs of the ‘new’ West; and Manuello Paganelli’s
photographs of African American cowboys in the West. In addition, the exhibition will include photographs by legendary 19th Century ranching photographer Laton Alton (LA) Huffman
from Montana, as well as images from one of the first female ranching photographers, Elsa Spear Edwards Byron
. In addition, Brant Mackley Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of Navajo saddle blankets and Northern Plains Indian beadwork from the late 19th
through early 20th
Century as well as other related material.
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