Beth Moon: Ancient Kingdoms

Saturday Nov 17, 2018

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541 South Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
US

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Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Anne Kelly

Phone: 505-988-5152 x121
Website: Click to Visit

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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.

photograph by Beth Moon

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

PHOTO-EYE GALLERY

ANNE KELLY, Gallery Director

anne@photoeye.com

505-988-5152 X 121

541 SOUTH GUADALUPE ST

SANTA FE, NM 87501