Thursday Oct 11, 2018
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A collection of platinum prints by Beth Moon spanning nearly two decades of work and images from four discrete projects. Runs through 11/24.
Beth Moon: Ancient Kingdoms
works in platinum
Opening Reception Friday, September 28, 5 – 7 PM
On View: September 28 – November 24, 2018
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to announce Ancient Kingdoms, a solo exhibition
of black-and-white platinum prints by renowned photographer Beth Moon.
Ancient Kingdoms corresponds with the release of Moon’s fourth monograph,
Literary Chickens, a series of heritage-breed chicken portraits paired with
literary excerpts published by Abbeville Press. An exhibition opening, artist
reception, and book signing event will take place on Friday, September 28
from 5–7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts district.
Ancient Kingdoms will remain on view though Saturday, November 24, 2018.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Beth Moon is a Connecticut-based photographer who has exhibited widely
nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the MUSE (Museo delle
Scienze di Trento), Italy; The Houston Center for Photography, Texas; and The
Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA among others. She was awarded
the Golden Light Award from the Maine Media Workshops and has work in
several prominent collections including, The Fox Talbot Museum, UK; The
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Museum of Modern and
Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy.
For more information contact
ANNE KELLY, Gallery Director
505-988-5152 X 121
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE ST
SANTA FE, NM 87501