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PAST EXHIBITIONS

show card for danny lyon's exhibition and on view through November 9, 2019


This Fall Obscura Gallery presents an exciting exhibition of the newly published limited edition portfolio by one of the most influential documentary photographers of his generation: Danny Lyon: Thirty Photographs (1962-1980). This collection features many of the New Mexico photographer Danny Lyon’s most iconic images. The portfolio, published in 2019 and limited to an edition of 10, was compiled by Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, spotlighting his 40-year association with Lyon. Obscura Gallery’s show is one of the first exhibitions to partner with Etherton Gallery for this newly compiled portfolio, offering for sale the full portfolio as well as individual modern prints. The reception takes place on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5-7pm at Obscura Gallery.

All images copyright Danny Lyon / Magnum Photos, courtesy of Etherton Gallery.

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installation image of danny lyon's exhibition at Obscura

show card with info on Brigitte Carnochan's exhibition on view through November 9, 2019

Obscura Gallery is thrilled to present our Fall solo exhibition by gallery artist Brigitte Carnochan and her new photographs inspired by the poems of Emily Dickinson. Brigitte Carnochan and Emily Dickinson share a passion for flowers that inspire both their mediums. Brigitte’s career has centered around the sensuality and beauty of botanicals and nudes, and in this new work, she circles back to her original subject matter of nearly four decades ago when she began by painting on her gelatin silver floral images with oil paints. Having been drawn increasingly over the years to the narrative possibilities in photographs, Carnochan incorporates in this series lines of poems in Dickinson’s own handwriting, inconspicuously or half hidden. The resulting images are printed with the 19th century platinum palladium photo process onto handmade Japanese gampi paper that she delicately backs with gold leaf, giving the images the look and feel of 19th century daguerreotypes, with which Dickinson would have been familiar.


The exhibition is on view through November 9, 2019.


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Installation image of Brigitte Carnochan's exhibition

AUGUST IN SANTA FE


Gallery Reception:
Saturday, August 10, 5-7pm



MANUELLO PAGANELLI, Ecuadorian Couple, 2000, 21x21”, edition of 40 MANUELLO PAGANELLI, Ecuadorian Couple, 2000, 21x21”, edition of 40

For the month of August, we will be exhibiting a selection of our new gallery artist, Manuello Paganelli, and other newly acquired material during the Indian Markets taking place throughout Santa Fe. August brings antique and contemporary Indian Markets to our city and the town is bustling with exciting activities and exhibitions.


Paganelli’s photographs on exhibit this August are a selection from his new project photographing indigenous people across the Americas.



EDWARD CURTIS, A Hopi Girl, 1905, Photogravure on Holland van Gelder from Portfolio 12 EDWARD CURTIS, A Hopi Girl, 1905, Photogravure on Holland van Gelder from Portfolio 12

this is the exhibition invitation that includes dates and images by Niki Boon

Niki Boon, Jump, Summer, 2015, boy jumping over sprinkler Niki Boon, Jump, Summer, 2015


Obscura Gallery proudly presents our Summer exhibition with New Zealand photographer Niki Boon and her first solo exhibition in the United States debuting photographs which document her family's rural, home-schooled life in Marlborough, New Zealand. While our U.S. Summertime is New Zealand’s Wintertime, we can bask in the imagery that Boon has taken during the warm months in New Zealand while the children pursue an alternative education and lifestyle in a natural environment on top of the East coast of the South island of New Zealand.


Niki Boon, Her Backyard, 2016, girl looking out onto new zealand landscape Niki Boon, Her Backyard, 2016

Boon’s photographic work was born from her intense desire to document her family’s lifestyle that the country environment has nurtured. A mother of four, Niki shares her family's rural life with camera wizardry that utilizes motion, incredible perspective, and depth of field, as well as a style that bears influence from those of Jock Sturges and Sally Mann but exudes her own distinction using a wide-angle, sometimes close-up lens and ground-perspective imagery. Boon refers to her work as “turning your beautiful ordinary into art.” Drawn to black and white photography, Boon expertly controls the natural lighting of her environment, making use of shadows and the position of the sun to frame her children in whatever play they are found in that day.

Niki Boon, The Bath, 2016, image of kids legs hanging out of bathtub Niki Boon, The Bath, 2016

Black and white enables me to see light differently. Rather than focusing on colors, I find I focus more on the direction and quality of light. I just find the interaction between light and shadow more interesting to focus on than color relationships.

Niki Boon, Iceblock, 2015, image of boy in foreground eating icepop and kids in background Niki Boon, Ice Block, 2015

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