Atomic Playground Atomic Playground
Current Exhibition in our Santa Fe Bookstore Project Space
Atomic Playground.
Photographs by Clay Lipsky and Greg Mac Gregor.

Artist Reception and Book Signing
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5-7 pm.
Exhibition continues thru October 20th

photo-eye Bookstore’s Project Space is proud to announce Atomic Playground, a two-person exhibition featuring Clay Lipsky and Greg Mac Gregor. Clay Lipsky's Atomic Overlook re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests. In an attempt to keep a nuclear threat feeling contemporary and omnipresent, Lipsky introduces archival images of atomic explosions among casual scenes of vacationers. The surreal images speak to a voyeuristic culture where catastrophe is viewed as entertainment by increasingly desensitized masses. The iconic mushroom cloud in each image serves as metaphor for larger societal issues such as: global warming, nuclear power, industrialization, and pollution.

Greg Mac Gregor's artwork incorporates official, declassified photographs from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Photographic Archives produced in the early 1950s at the Nevada Test Site during the atmospheric testing era. Mac Gregor skillfully colorizes these scenes using a style and palette similar to hand painted postcards popular at the time. The color is realistic but flat, injecting emotional content into the image, and resulting in a series of haunting, nostalgic, and dystopian tableaux.

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Purchase Signed Copies of Clay Lipsky's Atomic Overlook

Our new Bookstore/Project Space location
1300 Rufina Circle, Suite A3
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Monday–Saturday 10–5:30 pm
505.988.5152 x201
(in the Siler/Rufina Arts District near Meow Wolf)

For more information, contact Rixon Reed, photo-eye Founder/Director

Light + MetalCurrent Exhibition in our Santa Fe Gallery
Light + Metal
Unique Photographs and Objects

Opening: Friday, July 27, 5 – 7 PM
On View: July 27 – September 15, 2018

David Emitt Adams, Kate Breakey, Vanessa Marsh, Nissa Kubly, Mike Jackson, Anne Arden McDonald, Heather Oelklaus, Kevin O’Connell, David Ondrik, Meghann Riepenhoff, Claire A. Warden, Julie Weber, Vanessa Woods and Lori Vrba

The 14 artists in Light + Metal are reacting to the proliferation of digital photographic technologies by experimenting with traditional, metal-based processes and materials, including silver-gelatin paper, cyanotype, and wet collodion, to create unique photographic objects — often without using a camera.

Works in Light + Metal employ 19th and 20th-century processes to address three main concerns, the first of which confronts a core tenet of photography: rendering light on a surface. In some works, such as those by Julie Weber and Michael Jackson, light itself becomes the subject. Other artists, including Meghann Riepenhoff, Anne Arden McDonald, and David Ondrik, push the boundaries of photographic materials. All the works included in Light + Metal challenge the notion of a photograph as a convincing representational image.

photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. (in the Railyard Arts District), Santa Fe, NM 87501. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30 pm or by appointment. 505.988.5152 x202

For more information, contact Anne Kelly, Gallery Director.
Anne Arden McDonald Anne Arden McDonald
Anne Arden McDonald: Cameraless

McDonald's cameraless unique image works are included in our Light + Metal, Unique Photographs and Objects show through September 15th.

For more information, contact Anne Kelly, Gallery Director.
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