Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The photographs Blessing of the Horses and Rough Rider are from Guanajuato state in the heartland of Mexico. They are part of an exhibit Off the Cuff that opens at the Minneapolis Photo Center on January 20 and runs through February 26.
The exhibition is described by London based juror Madeline Yale as "demonstrating the complex role photography plays as a witness and accomplice in seeing the world.” These are spontaneous and unrehearsed moments in time captured by the eye of camera, fleeting and never to occur just that way again. Much of the work in the show falls in the category of street photography: fly on the wall imagery with the photographer as observer of life’s story.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Back when the baking summer sun beat down on Roussillon I posted several photographs from Le Conservatoire des Ocres. As you probably know Roussillon is famed for its seventeen magnificent pigments. The images below show particularly robust applications of these intense pigments on a crude weaving and a wall in the village. The weaving and the mottled wall make for most painterly abstracts.
These are both part of Hearts and Stars, a benefit art exhibition with proceeds going the Taos Men’s Shelter and to Shared Table, a worthy effort to feed the hungry in our artistically rich but economically challenged community. The event began Saturday night and continues through December 9 at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, 119 Kit Carson Road in Taos. What a great way to buy well priced small works and help your fellow man.