Cosmos Exhibition Statement

Artist Statement
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Please join photo-eye Gallery for Cosmos, a group exhibition corresponding with the The Santa Fe Institute’s Interplanetary Festival running this June in the Railyard. Cosmos features work by Beth Moon, Kate Breakey, Chris McCaw, Linda Connor, Alan Friedman and introduces Bryant Austin at photo-eye Gallery for the first time. An Opening and Artist Reception for Cosmos will be held on Friday, May 25th from 5 to 7 pm during the Last Friday Art Walk in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District. ABOUT THE ARTWORK Cosmos celebrates of humanity’s fascination with the vast expanse beyond Earth’s boundaries. In this group exhibition, six diverse photographers focus on heavenly bodies as a means to convey sublime notions of time, scale, and splendor. Cosmos reminds us how tiny, quick, and precious life is while engaging a fundamental curiosity. Collectively, these works create a place for reverence and wonder. THE ARTISTS Bryant Austin – Austin’s minimal and atmospheric landscapes are portraits of the sun while it traverses the sky on a specific day at a specific time. Kate BreakeyCosmos will feature orotones leafed in 24kt gold from Breakey’s Golden Stardust series. Linda Connor – Rich renderings on printing out paper from California’s Lick Observatory captured during the late-19th and early-20th Centuries. Alan Friedman – Friedman crafts striking, high definition images of the sun, what he calls “our neighborhood star.” Chris McCaw – Using handmade cameras and vintage silver-gelatin paper, McCaw tracks the sun’s movements in his unique solarized prints. Beth Moon – With star-lit backdrops, Moon’s African tree portraits blend the visible and invisible to reveal something truly magical.

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