Whether they’re gelatin silver prints or daguerreotypes, there’s one thing that most all photographs have in common: they’re flat. For a new group exhibition at form & concept, ten artists from across the United States shatter this convention by applying craft media to photography—and vice versa. Hand/Eye presents images with the texture and volume of sculptures, vaulting a medium that’s often trapped behind glass into the viewer’s sphere. “Call it super-alternative process photography,” says form & concept Gallery Director and Hand/Eye curator Frank Rose.
“form & concept has never done a photography show, because we’re so focused on the collision of art, craft and design mediums in contemporary art,” says Rose. “Of course, photographers are a big part of that conversation. The lines are blurring in every corner of the art world.” The artworks in the show incorporate a wide array of materials, including fiber, cast glass, micaceous clay and human hair.
Art House is the only digital art collection open to the public in the Southwest—and one of very few in the United States. Algorithmic, interactive, and virtual artworks from the Thoma Foundation are on view year-round, rotating seasonally. We are open Thursday – Saturday and by appointment, and we welcome visits from school groups.
Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe, New Mexico based arts and entertainment group that established in 2008 as an art collective.
The company is composed of nearly 200 artists across all disciplines including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography and video production, virtual and augmented reality, software and hardware development, music and audio engineering, narrative writing, costuming and performance, and more. Basically everything.