27 June 2012


Check out the new books we have in stock from two of our artists!

Nocturnes by Josephine Sacabo:
First - edition of 300 Edition - Hardbound
10x12"   96 pages
Publisher: Luna Press


Josephine Sacabo Book Signing: 5-7pm on Friday, July 13th
Poetry reading and conversations with the authors Josephine Sacabo and Dalt Wonk at 2pm Saturday July 14th.
Work from the book will be on exhibit July 7th - July 28th, 2012.

Nocturnes is an elaborately designed book that harmonizes a series of stunning black-and-white photographs with a series of eloquent poems. Each poem, printed on a sheet of vellum, serves as a portal to related, mysterious photographs. True meaning only exists deep down in the observer's reservoir of nostalgia, the place where we all want to go swim at night, an unpredictable dreamscape where figures and objects pose as symbols of one's experience. The rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image is like a tango — complimentary partners creating a new, unique excitement. The photographs were made by internationally-known photographer Josephine Sacabo. The poems were written by Dalt Wonk.
-Jill Conner


The Anasazi Project by Don Kirby:
First Edition - Clothbound
12x13"   80 pages

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Don Kirby Book Signing
2-4pm on Saturday, August 4th
Work from the book will be on exhibit August 1st - August 18th, 2012.

Sitting with Joan and Don’s photographs spread on my old library table, I marvel at the way they capture this perception. Much as an x-ray goes beyond the skin to capture bone structure, their visual language reveals a world beneath the surface world, a ground truth of energy gathered temporarily into form. In shades of silver and ebony, lightening flashes on cresting sandstone, flames leap, the deluge descends. The play of light and shadow, the tracings of water and wind offer metaphors for spirit, metamorphosis, migration. The photographs of rock art, some thousands of years old, some contemporary with the cliff dwellings, confirm that there is always more than we know, more spirit, more magic. Mystery is more potent than explanation. Disrespect is dangerous. The buildings fitted deftly into the alcoves, the images made on the sandstone walls, are dwarfed by this vast sea of stone, but they are fiercely compelling. Their tough, sure-footed makers must have been comfortable with their own smallness. Deftly fitted into the land themselves, belonging not controlling, they made a full life out of what was at hand. Surely they moved confidently into their own future, walking out of the canyons to join the clans at the Center Place, leaving their gods and their exoskeletons to instruct us. The photographs imply all this and more.
-From the Introduction by Ann Weiler Walka


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