Friday May 11, 2018
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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Polaroids used as working prints shot with a Hasselblad camera in the '80s and '90s, then scratched, colored, burned and manipulated for exhibition prints. Runs through 6/30.
A Santa Fe institution since 1991 and celebrating its 39th year since its birth in Austin, TX, photo-eye Bookstore and Project Space will host a Grand Opening celebration at its new space on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 5-7 pm. Having outgrown their former location on Garcia Street, the specialty photography bookstore now occupies a two-level, 2,400 square-foot space within the newly constructed Studios at 1300 Rufina Circle, an office/warehouse complex in the burgeoning arts district that includes Meow Wolf in Southwest Santa Fe. The photo-eye Gallery remains at 541 S. Guadalupe Street.
The opening exhibition in photo-eye’s expanded Project Space will feature previously unseen work by acclaimed Santa Fe-based photographer Robert Stivers. Staging Pictures: Early Polaroids by Robert Stivers features twelve small Polaroids used as working prints that Stivers shot with a Hasselblad camera in the 1980s and 1990s and then scratched, colored, burned, collaged, and otherwise manipulated as part of his process for creating his larger exhibition prints. The working proofs provide revealing insights about Stivers’ subjects—both figures and still lifes—and his technique. They will be paired with the exhibition prints inspired by the Polaroids.
The exhibition is accompanied by the launch of Stivers’ sixth book, which features 40 images from Stivers’ archive.