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HISTORY / HER STORY - Save the Date

HISTORY / HER STORY June 23 through July 29, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, June 23, 5:00 – 7:00 PM David Richard Gallery, LLC 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1 | Santa Fe, NM 87505 P: (505) 983-9555

HISTORY / HER STORY presents the work of Abbey Hepner, Jessamyn Lovell, Delilah Montoya, Cara Romero, Kali Spitzer and Laurie Tumer, six artists who take innovative approaches to their chosen mediums and engage with themes of ethnicity, identity, land use, and the environment. The exhibition includes more than 60 objects showcasing a range of early and new works by each artist selected by the NMC 20th Anniversary Committee and David Richard Gallery and also include a special presentation of Maria Varela's Civil Rights photographs from the 1960s. The exhibition will be on view June 23 through July 29, 2017 at David Richard Gallery. HISTORY / HER STORY is an opportunity to celebrate emerging and mid-career New Mexican women photographers,” said Eva Borins, President of the New Mexico Committee on the Arts. “We are delighted to showcase these six exceptional artists and to bring their works into the greater consciousness of New Mexico and the national stage.” “This group of women photographers is linked by their personal journeys, and their individual approaches to illuminating deeply held beliefs,” said David Eichholtz, co-owner at David Richard Gallery.

Abbey Hepner’s Transuranic series provides a close-up look at the radioactive waste at sites in the western United States. Her accompanying snow globes trap modern-day nuclear landscapes in miniature.

Abbey Hepner, Los Alamos National Lab, New Mexico Archival pigment print from Uranotype, 2014, 9" x 13" Click here to go to the artwork

Jessamyn Lovell works with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences, making connections between class and personal identity. Her D.I.Y. P.I. (Do It Yourself Private Investigator) consists of tangible and ephemeral materials related to her personal investigations and commissions from interested parties. These physical art works represent evidentiary and documentary materials and objects.

Jessamyn Lovell, Self Portrait (with blonde wig), 2009, Archival inkjet print, 11.75" x 15.75" Click here to go to the artwork

Delilah Montoya explores the unusual relationships that result from negotiating different ways of viewing, conceptualizing, representing and consuming the diverse worlds found in the Southwest from her own perspective as a feminist Chicana artist from a matriarchal family. Montoya’s Casta Portraiture employs photographic constructions including a family portrait accompanied by genetic information that establishes links with other ethnicities and cultures.

Delilah Montoya, Casta 5, 2017, Infused dyes on aluminum, 35.75" x 38" x 2.25" Click here to go to the artwork

Cara Romero’s work conflates fine art and a documentary style that is often tongue in cheek with complex cultural interactions and social commentary. Romero's work addresses adaptation and examination of contemporary culture with a distinctly modern indigenous world view.

Cara Romero, Yucca Woman, 2017, Photographic print, 40" x 29" x 2" Click here to go to the artwork

Kali Spitzer challenges pre-conceived notions of race, gender and identity through her portraits. For her series, An Exploration of Resilience, Spitzer photographed her community of mostly indigenous and mixed heritage people through the timeless format of the tintype image.

Kali Spitzer, Bianca Shannon, 2016, Archival pigment print, 30" x 24" Click here to go to the artwork

Laurie Tümer’s Glowing Evidence series illustrates the omnipresence and danger of chemicals in our lives, particularly pesticides. Using environmental scientist Richard Fenske’s technique, her photo-illustrations simulate the presence of pesticides in our homes, gardens, and in our bodies.

Laurie Tümer, Glowing Evidence: La Table Servie, 2006, Digital pigment print, 15" x 20" Click here to go to the artwork


Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 23, 5:00 - 7:00 PM David Richard Gallery Film Screening: Dorothea Lange's Grab a Hunk of Lightning with Dyanna Taylor Friday, June 30, 6:30 PM CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM Tickets: Panel Discussion: The Power of Photography Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Featuring Kathryn M Davis, Lucy Lippard and Maria Varela - moderated by Merry Scully David Richard Gallery Tickets: Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Featuring artist Delilah Montoya, Kali Spitzer and Laurie Tümer - moderated by Laura Addison David Richard Gallery Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Featuring artists - Abbey Hepner, Jessamyn Lovell and Cara Romero - moderated by Katherine Ware David Richard Gallery Jessamyn Lovell D. I. Y. P. I. discussion and performance: Saturday, June 24, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 3:00 -4:00 PM David Richard Gallery

Publication An accompanying catalog with an essay by Kathryn M Davis is underwritten by the Barbara Erdman Foundation.

Credit The financial support and generosity of the Barbara Erdman Foundation, David Richard Gallery, New Mexico Bank & Trust, and Century Bank makes possible this special exhibition, History / Her Story, and production of the corresponding catalogue that celebrates the anniversary of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

About the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts The New Mexico Committee (NMC) of the National Museum of Women in the Arts celebrates its twentieth anniversary of its founding in 1997. NMC supports the mission of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and also brings recognition to the achievements of New Mexico women artists.

About David Richard Gallery Since its inception the gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field—in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists. In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations. The gallery managers are David Eichholtz and Richard Barger.

David Richard Gallery, LLC 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1 Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 983-9555

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