Obscura Gallery proudly presents a three-person photographic exhibition, Views of Stillness, with Michael Massaia, Yamamoto Masao, and Kate Joyce. The exhibition features three photographers who each portray a sense of balance and harmony in their work that results in tranquility to their imagery. Michael Massaia and Yamamoto Masao both search for scenes absent of crowds which creates a solitary intimacy and reflection within their imagery. Michael Massaia, from New Jersey, seeks the dichotomy of landscapes in urban areas that are void of people within the quiet hours of late night and early morning. Yamamoto Masao from Japan, practices the art of “Shizuka” or “breathing quietly in nature,” in order to capture the ‘presence of treasures’ that he seeks with his camera. Santa Fean Kate Joyce’s work, ‘Ten-Diptychs’ was inspired by the digital loss of a photographic series that, when once restored, formed accidental imagery that allowed her to overcome and pacify her expectations, resulting in a harmonious balance of self and image.
The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 5-7pm at Obscura Gallery, 1405 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition is on view through January 5, 2019.
YAMAMOTO MASAO, #67, A box of Ku, 1997, mixed media and gelatin silver print, edition of 40
MICHAEL MASSAIA, Central Park, Private Gardens, 2013, 22×28″, gelatin silver print, edition of 20
KATE JOYCE, Right Thumb & T5594x3678-02064.tif, 2007, 5 X 6.75″, archival pigment ink print, Unique.
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Entrance Gallery with Michael Massaia Central Park large format gelatin prints.
Front Gallery with Kate Joyce and Masao Yamamoto
Center Gallery with Michael Massaia and Kate Joyce
Viewing gallery with Michael Massaia and Yamamoto Masao.
Side gallery with Michael Massaia.