Art Reception

March is a busy month at Light Art Space.

Crafting Art: Explorations in Mixed Media was well received and we were sorry to see it end.

The next two exhibitions, Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World in the North Gallery

and CLOTHESlines in Flash Gallery will open this weekend.

 

Please join us for an opening reception

March 23,  5 to 8 pm

At 6pm the artists will talk about their work in a casual walk and talk in the gallery

CLOTHESline: a wire  installation by Joel Armstrong

Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World

New Exhibitions

Light Art space is pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions. The North Gallery features Dead Art, the work of four young photographic artists from Tucson, Arizona.  These artists grapple with identity by picturing bold body-scapes using analog photographic techniques. This not to miss exhibit will confront and engage the viewer in surprising ways. Flash Gallery presents the wire installation work of Joel Armstrong.  Clotheslines is an experience, not just a piece to be viewed, and the entire gallery becomes a canvas. The work references memories, feelings and expressions surrounding ideas of home and family. Time and space are integral to the work with lighting and sound also playing a part.


Dead Art: An Analog Approach to a Digital World

Photographic images by

Jessica Knight, Davey Miller, Maegan McCarthy & Steve Hajdu

CLOTHESlines:  a wire based installation by Joel Armstrong

March 23 though April 28

 Reception Saturday March 23, 5 to 8pm  

Walk and Talk with the artists at 6pm


 

Corrections!

Sorry I had a few errors in my last post – Here is the revised version…

 

Crafting Art: Explorations in Mixed Media

This exciting Pop-up exhibition at Light Art Space features the work of:

Jamie Anne Karolich, Lara Leavitt, Art Peterson, Mimi Peterson, Gerry Szajer and Susan Szajer  

Each artist presents the viewer with a variety of materials and artistic concerns presented in dynamic visual forms.

Exhibit runs March 7 – March 17th. 

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm   Sunday 11 – 4pm

Reception: Friday March 8th, 5 – 7pm.

Final days of Multiple Views exhibition

Sunday, March 3rd is the final day of Multiple Views: Photographic Imagery from Grant County.

Stop in and see the wide variety of approaches to photography utilized by these talented local artists.

Many works still available at great prices.

Hours Friday and Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 2pm

 

Upcoming Workshops

There is still space in these upcoming workshops. Register now!

Cyanotypes     The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ  March 16th 9am – noon

https://reg125.imperisoft.com/TheDrawingStudio/Search/Registration.aspx

Photopolymer Gravure Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ March 17th 9am – 5pm

https://artintersection.com/event/photopolymer-gravure-with-karen-hymer-17mar19/

Register in March for:

 

Cyanotypes  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. June 7th

https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshop/catalog (catalogue will be public Feb. 26th)

Photopolymer Gravure  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. June 8 – 10

https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshop/catalog (catalogue will be public Feb. 26th)

Exhibition Reception Saturday February 2nd, 5 to 7 pm

Multiple Views:

Photographic Imagery from Grant County

February 2nd  through  March 3rd,  2019

Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 5 to 7pm


A unique exhibition featuring the work of 30 artists from Grant County, NM.

A wide variety of approaches to photography will be exhibited including techniques such as Silver Gelatin Prints, Image Transfers, Van Dykes, Cyanotypes, and Archival Pigment Prints on paper, canvas and metal.

G. Montague Austin, Fred Barraza, Michael P. Berman, catherine bialopiotrowicz, Bruce Bloy, Tom Boblett, Carolyn Cogan, Jeremiah Cogan, Paul Doherty, Dave Egan, Julie Enos, Sandy Feutz, Len Giusti, Natalie Good, Stephen Hoglund, Brenda Holzinger, Kaitlyn Hopwood, Janey Katz, Chip Leavitt, Lara Leavitt, Christopher Martinez, Jim Mathews, Tom Maxfeldt, Ann McMahon, Jim Pendergast, Eric Renner, Carmen Ruiz, Nancy Spencer, Tom Vaughan.

Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM

Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm

By appointment. Phone: 520-240-7075

News in the New Year….

Fall of 2018 was an exciting time at Light Art Space. The two featured exhibitions, Age & Seduction by Karen Hymer and the group exhibition Arizona Print Group were well received. Twenty-five people participated in the October cyanotype workshop with great results. Construction is on going in the back of the building – darkrooms and studio space are emerging. The plan is to offer workshops by summer 2019. Listed below are exhibitions, publications, and workshop opportunities. 

 


Upcoming Exhibitions at Light Art Space

Multiple Views: Photographic Imagery from Grant County

February 2 – March 3     Reception Saturday Feb. 2nd,  5 – 7 pm

This unique photographic exhibition features the work of 30 artists from Grant County, NM. A wide variety of approaches to photography will be exhibited including techniques such as Silver Gelatin Prints, Image Transfers, Van Dykes, Cyanotypes, and Archival Pigment Prints on paper, canvas and metal. Curated by Karen Hymer.

Featuring the work of George Austin, Fred Barraza, Michael P. Berman, catherine bialopiotrowicz, Bruce Bloy, Tom Boblett, Carolyn Cogan, Jeremiah Cogan, Paul Doherty, Dave Egan, Julie Enos, Sandy Feutz, Len Giusti, Natalie Good, Ned Haw, Stephen Hoglund, Brenda Holzinger, Kaitlyn Hopwood, Janey Katz, Chip Leavitt, Lara Leavitt, Christopher Martinez, Jim Mathews, Tom Maxfeldt, Ann McMahon, Jim Pendergast, Eric Renner/Nancy Spencer, Carmen Ruiz, and Tom Vaughan.

 

Crafting Art: Explorations in Mixed Media

March 7 – 17th       Reception Friday, March 8th, 5 – 7 pm

Featuring the work of Daniel Garver, Lara Leavitt, Jamie Karolich, Art Peterson, Mimi Peterson, Gerry Szajer and Susan Szajer.

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Art

March 23 – April 28th       Reception Saturday, March 23rd, 5 – 7 pm

Photographic Imagery celebrating analog and the hand – made print.  Work by Steve Hajdu, Jessica Knight, Maegan McCarthy and Davey Miller.

Karen ’s News

Workshops:

Cyanotypes     The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ  March 16th 9am – noon

https://reg125.imperisoft.com/TheDrawingStudio/Search/Registration.aspx

Photopolymer Gravure Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ March 17th 9am – 5pm

https://artintersection.com/event/photopolymer-gravure-with-karen-hymer-17mar19/

Cyanotypes  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. June 7th

https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshop/catalog (catalogue will be public Feb. 26th)

Photopolymer Gravure  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. June 8 – 10

https://www.sitkacenter.org/workshop/catalog (catalogue will be public Feb. 26th)

 

Publications Featured in:

Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their creative Practice. Clay Harmon, A Focal Press Book, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0815366041

This is an amazing book and a must have for anyone interested in photogravure.

 

 

 

Salann Magazine: Giving Artists a Voice. January 2019.

http://salannmagazine.com/magazine/

Exhibitions:

Print Austin: The Contemporary Print 2019. Austin, Texas. January 18 – February 16.

https://printaustin.org/event/the-contemporary-print/

Print Exchange:

Ambos Lados International Print Exhibitions 2018 – 2019. Horned Toad Prints and Taller Grafica Libre.

Hope to see you in Silver City at one of the Light exhibitions and come play at a workshop in Arizona or Oregon!

Happy Winter!

Karen

Print sale and Luminaria walk

You are Invited…

Small Print Sale

Saturday December 15th   10 to 7pm

Sunday December 16th    10 to 4pm

Prices range from $20 to $150

Give the Gift of Art


Luminaria and Carolers       Saturday 5  to 7pm 

Participating Galleries   Blue Dome Gallery . Borderlands Gallery . Catherine Russo’s Roots Cellar Arts . Creative Hands Roadside Attraction . Finn’s Gallery . Leyba & Ingalls Arts . Light Art Space . Lois Duffy Art . Mariah’s Copper Quail Gallery . The Makery . Soul River  Gallery . Sterling Fine Art . Tatiana Maria Gallery . Wild West Weaving . also Tranquil Buzz Coffee

 

Age & Seduction Traveling Exhibition

Age & Seduction

Traveling one-person exhibition of Photopolymer Gravures by Karen Hymer with accompanying book

The exhibition is comprised of (30) 8×10-inch photopolymer gravure prints, floated and framed 14×18-inch.

Prints are limited editions of 3. Optional Silk banners (2) and 60 x 60-inch archival pigment print

also available. Accompanying book is a softcover trifold with hand-sewn binding, foil stamping on front

and back, 56 pages with 26 full-color plates, 8” x 9.5”. Printing and binding by Arizona Lithographers.

200 copies including 164 trade copies and 36 Collector’s Edition copies presented with an original

signed and numbered photogravure created by the artist.

Details

Rental Fee: $500 plus shipping per 8-week venue

10% discount offered to educational institutions

Space Requirements: 50 – 60 running feet

Insurance value: $15,000

For traveling exhibition booking information contact: karenhymer@karenhymer.com

 

Statement

Throughout her work, Karen Hymer intentionally brings the aging female body into view. The images

presented in this artist’s debut monograph are culled from two of her recent series of photopolymer

gravures: Remnants (2013-2016) and Flesh and Food (2015-2017). Her series Flesh and Food was influenced by

the intriguing cookbook Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses by Chilean writer Isabel Allende who states

that food, like eroticism, starts with the eyes. Hymer’s images pair the body with foods believed to be

aphrodisiacs. Fruits and vegetables, once young and luscious but now past their prime, are paired with

bodies that display the evidence of age—speaking to us of the memories of youth and beauty.

Hymer’s series Remnants explores the relationship between the aging human body and the processes of

decay in the natural world. By combining natural elements from the Sonoran desert with the human form,

Hymer reveals hidden connections. Hymer states, “I grew up in the desert collecting dead animals, dried

plants and rocks…Combining photography with printmaking, I emphasize the interplay of texture, pattern,

light and shadow, working with the muted earth tones I know best.” In many of these images, Hymer

exposes details typically hidden from sight, creating abstract representations that defy recognition. Devoid

of context, these images cannot be confidently identified even as male or female, internal or external,

healthy or marred. Each texture, crease, and coloration unapologetically marks the vagaries of time, an

intimate testament to the mysteries of the aging body.

Age & Seduction

Photopolymer Gravures by Karen Hymer

Bio

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator. Hymer earned her BFA in Photography from The School of the

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, continuing on to earn her MA and MFA in Photography

from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Hymer actively exhibits her work both nationally and

internationally. Recent venues include the Phoenix Art Museum, The Los Angeles Center of Photography,

The Washington Printmakers Art Gallery, The Center for Photographic Arts, and The Center for Fine Art

Photography. Her work is in several public collections, including the Polaroid International Collection and

the Center for Creative Photography, as well as many private collections. Hymer received two winning awards

from the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, 2018, was the recipient of an Rfotofolio Choice Award, and

received the Grand Prize in the International Juried Photographic Solarplate Exhibit at Alex Ferrone Gallery,

both in 2016. She received a Contemporary Forum Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum and an Arizona

Commission for the Arts Fast Track Grant in 2014. Hymer taught photography at Pima Community College

for 26 years and is currently the Director of Light Art Space in Silver City, New Mexico.

Copyright Karen Hymer 2018