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Obscure Structure #11(Carousel), 2004, 2 of 7, Archival ink on cotton rag paper, 44"x 56"
David Richard Gallery will present its first exhibition of photographs by New York-based photographer Bryan Whitney. The exhibition of large black and white images, “Obscure Structures”, will be presented June 26 through August 9, 2015. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Friday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., and a gallery discussion moderated by Kathryn M. Davis of ArtBeat Radio on Saturday, June 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. The gallery is located at 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (phone: 505-983-9555) in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.
The series of photographs in “Obscure Structures” explores haunting and abstract architectural forms. These enigmatic structures were captured over years of travel throughout America and reveal a love for obscure vernacular architecture. Each soft and ethereal “day-for-night” image was captured on large format negative film using a “zone plate,” an extremely simple optic similar to a pinhole. The structures are transformed from their common utilitarian function into mysterious anthropomorphic characters that inhabit a twilight world, where imagination and abstraction freely combine.
Sebastian Black, Ekphrasis galimatias 1, 2015. Oil on canvas
45.1 x 61 cm / 18 x 24 in, Courtesy the artist, CLEARING Gallery and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: JSP Art Photography
HAUSER & WIRTH TO PRESENT "PASSING LEAP":
A GROUP EXHIBITION OF NINE ARTISTS
Beginning June 25, 2015, Hauser & Wirth will present "Passing Leap," a group exhibition featuring works by Sebastian Black, John Houck, Shana Lutker, Dave McDermott, Brian O’Doherty, Barbara Probst, Sara VanDerBeek, Claudia Wieser, and Haegue Yang.
On view through July 31, 2015, the exhibition takes its title from the name of a complex trapeze trick. A "passing leap" is a maneuver of great precision and skill, culminating in a dynamic moment in which an aerialist’s perspective is flipped, time is suspended, and the laws of physics seem to be broken. The artists included in "Passing Leap" at Hauser & Wirth are connected by a specific interest in challenging the conventional relationship between viewer and artwork. They collapse constraints of time and space in order to suggest alternative realities, environments, and realms of perception. In "Passing Leap" the viewer is invited to become a participant – to help resolve open-ended narratives, distorted perspectives, spotty memories, and false histories.