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Art Talk: LENSCRATCH photographers in conversation

Thursday, June 1 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // Free

Join the CCA for a conversation with the artists from the LENSCRATCH States Project: New Mexico exhibition. 

About the artists

Michael Berman: Plates is a body of work made up of small, black and white images mounted to metal and painted, in a messy, painterly, non-organized sort of way. They are meant to hang in a grid and are reminiscent of retablos from the Mexican and South American cultures. This work reveals an aging over time that speaks to the continuity of and persistence of the environment despite the stress it can endure.

Kate Russell: Kate presents The Ricochet Project – a collaborative photographic project between the two-person circus and the photographer, and what results is the beauty and narrative of images that becomes it’s own performance. 

Jennifer Schlesinger: The images in this series, Vignettes - Tales from Above, elaborate on the myths and legends of the constellations by giving them life through visual interpretation. They are artist printed gelatin silver prints in various sizes.

Caitlyn Soldan: This series, Desert to Sea, compares and contrasts the arid landscape of the Desert Southwest with the lush coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The images were shot with a Polaroid camera on Impossible Project instant film and printed as gold toned kallitypes.

Robert Stivers: Robert works in a very masterful, intuitive way and the work shown here retains a quality of beauty that only Robert’s process can yield due to his unique process and imagery.

Laurie Tumer: Similar to Laurie’s style of processing her personal experiences through photography, Night Writer explores photography as a writing tool, drawing with light – the definition of photography at it’s core.

Will Wilson: The work Will is presenting here, Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, he began while at the Santa Fe School of American Research, and depicts contemporary Native artists and art professionals via the 19th century wet plate photographic process.