For Immediate Release
Please join us on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm for talks by Photographer/Mixed Media Artist Holly Roberts and Photographer Jonathan Blaustein. Holly Roberts will discuss her new work, prior to the reception of her show Anomalous Tales, which opens on June 12, 2009 from 5-8:30 pm. Jonathan Blaustein will discuss his series The Value of a Dollar, from 2008, and his most recent body of work, Romeo.
Holly Roberts is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist, currently residing in Corrales, New Mexico. Roberts began her career as a photographer, but then began painting on her photographs. She now has reversed this process and applies pieces of her photographs on top of a painted surface. Her mixed media collages reflect a darkly humorous way of looking at the world. Roberts’ work illustrates archetypal emotional and psychological states. Her subject matter ranges from the internal to a wider worldview, and touches on religion, technology and the environment.
Jonathan Blaustein, of Taos, NM, is an emerging photographer who also teaches at the University of New Mexico, Taos. His current work examines the intersection of economics, commodification and consumption in our Globalized Era. The Value of a Dollar, depicts food items as they were sold, (minus packaging) without styling, retouching, or artificial lighting. Each image represents a dollar’s worth of food purchased from various markets in New Mexico. Blaustein’s most current work Romeo, sheds light on the disconnect between cow and steak in America. Shot in the small town of Romeo, Colorado, it depicts the brutally real process though which cows become food.
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
435 South Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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