Donald Woodman’s photographic career spans nearly five decades. As an established large format photographer, Woodman’s unique combination of traditional and digital methods lends his work technical proficiency, formal refinement, and conceptual weight. His diverse subject matter, ranging from portraits and landscapes to probing examination of masculinity and personal identity, remains consistently intimate, characterized by a subversive perspective and eccentric wit.
HORIZONS: Photographs by Donald Woodman Exhibition Dates: September 15 – November 30, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5pm – 7pm
JFD Gallery at Justin’s Frame Designs
1221 Flagman Way, A2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
SLATE contemporary is presenting Being Seen a three-person photography exhibition that explores themes of identity, anonymity, privacy, and space. Richard Koci Hernandez has been practicing street photography for decades, favoring low-tech media such as pin-hole cameras, Holgas, and, more recently, the iPhone to create mysterious images of the urban landscape and people on the move. Barbara Kyne‘s series At the Museum takes the subject of viewers looking at art as its own subject. Sherry Karver‘s work tackles themes of loneliness and alienation in our fast-paced society, the concept of personal identity and the loss of it, and the individual as part of the crowd.
Being Seen Exhibition Dates: Through October 26, 2018
Defined by some critics as an artist outside the canon, and most of all outside the language and formula of contemporary art, since his debut in 1996 with Fatica no.1, a site-specific audiovisual installation, Daniele Puppi has been working to unhinge the idea of space that is still perceived and revolves around Euclidean parameters. With an emphasis on video installation, he has manifested a new attitude towards this medium, emphasizing and radically subverting the use of sound and visual-architectonic reconfigurations that always reinvents itself. A totally new, alien perspective.
Puppi conceives of his work as authentic “works in regress”, which come into being after a long period of gestation spent inside the spaces. The artist experiences the environment and establishes an almost carnal relationship with it, assessing its limits and its potential.
The technologies used – video projectors, synchronizers, amplifiers, sub woofers, speakers and microphones – serve to activate and amplify our powers of perception, especially our visual and auditory ones. An integral part of the work, the viewer is called upon to enter a new and de-familiarized spatial and sensory dimension.
Daniele Puppi: alie(n)ation Exhibition Dates: September 8 to September 29, 2018 Artist Reception for Daniele Puppi: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5pm to 8pm Lecture by Valentino Catricalà:Energy, Frequency and Vibration: A Discourse on the Work of Daniele Puppi: September 8, 2018, 3:30pm to 5pm at Minnesota Street Project / the Lounge
Known for his controversial imagery, Joel-Peter Witkin has been an icon in the art world since the 1980s. Witkin is first and foremost a storyteller, with each of his images evoking a narrative that calls into question the ideals of beauty, exploitation vs. empowerment, and the role of death in contemporary Western culture.
Witkin’s work reaches beyond the fine art world to high fashion including Alexander McQueen’s runway and has inspired imagery for Nine Inch Nails videos. Drawing from a rich body of sources—literature, myth, and Renaissance and Baroque painting—he creates elaborate tableaux that explore perverse, erotic, and religious concerns. He considers morality as central to his work.
The image selection for Splendor and Misery: Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin will include some of his nearly sold-out works as well as lesser known images that will be on view for this special exhibit in his home state of New Mexico.
SPLENDOR AND MISERY: Exhibition of Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin Exhibition Dates: October 5 – November 4, 2018 Opening Reception: October 5, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm
Enjoy an engaging evening with this esteemed artist, as well as the Review Santa Fe photographers, reviewers, and the Santa Fe community. The evening includes a reception, dinner, and talk by the writer, Eugenia Parry, as well as a presentation by Joel-Peter Witkin himself.
WHEN: October 20, 2018 // Reception 7:30pm // Dinner 8:30pm // Presentation 9:30pm Tickets: $135 non-members; $121 Members and Festival Pass Holders – Purchase
The Drury Plaza Hotel
828 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM
Ancient Kingdoms presents a collection of platinum prints by Beth Moon spanning nearly two decades of work and images from four discrete projects. Portraits of Time depicts the grace and endurance of ancient trees, Thy Kingdom Come focuses on totem-like beliefs and practices connecting man to animal, Odin’s Cove celebrates natural beauty and a sense of place through an extended portrait of two ravens, and Augurs and Soothsayers is a series of intimate hen portraits confronting our removed relationship with animals.
While the subject matter varies widely from tree portraits to a spiritual journey, the overarching themes of Moon’s work including humanity’s relationship with nature, a fascination with time, resilience, and survival serve to unify the exhibition. In essence, Moon’s images utilize the history of the plant and animal kingdoms to ask beautiful questions about our relativity to nature while challenging us to respect and acknowledge our place within the greater lifecycle – which both precedes us and will outlast our time on earth. Subtle but triumphant, Moon’s prints often evoke a primal ache, a sense of wistful wonder, and an urge to connect with the wild.
Beth Moon is a Connecticut-based photographer who has exhibited widely nationally and internationally,
Beth Moon: Ancient Kingdoms works in platinum Exhibition Dates: September 28 – November 24, 2018 Opening Reception & Book Signing: Friday, September 28, 5pm – 7pm
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE ST
SANTA FE, NM 87501