Stories From the Camera

On view in the Jonson Gallery
October 28, 2016 – March 11, 2017*

with an opening reception and book signing, Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
*UNM Art Museum is closed from December 11 – January 2 for winter break.

Curated by Guest Curator Michele M. Penhall

Stories from the Camera, is an exhibition about pictures and the stories they have inspired. Drawn from the UNM Art Museum’s extensive photography collection these artworks were selected by distinguished former faculty and alumni and are featured in the recently published book, Stories form the Camera: Reflections on the Photograph, (UNM Press 2015). Through their own professional practice, the writers represent different generations of aesthetic voices and intellectual directions. Curated by Michele M. Penhall, this exhibition also provides an opportunity to see and consider firsthand one of the most significant university collections in the country.

Artists in the exhibition include Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Matthew Brady, Julia Margaret Cameron, Linda Connor, Emmet Gowin, Mark Klett, Beaumont Newhall, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Robert ParkeHarrison, John Plumbe, Robert Stivers, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carrie Mae Weems, Gary Winogrand and Surrealist postcards by Hans Belmer, Marcel Duchamp, and Meret Oppenheim to name only a few.

S. Gayle Stevens (American b. 1955), Blow from the series Calligraphy, 2011, Wet-plate collodion tintype, edition 2/3, Gift of Fraction Magazine and the Ranney Bram Family, 2014.15.2, © S. Gayle Stevens

Robert ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1968), Rain Machine, 1993, Gelatin silver print on canvas, edition 2/2, Gift of Dana Asbury and Richard Levy, 2000.32, © Robert ParkeHarrison

Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868–1952), Untitled, ca. 1910, Platinum print, Museum purchase, 91.31.14

David Octavius Hill Scottish, 1802–1870) Robert Adamson (Scottish, 1802–1870), Untitled, 1846, Calotype negative, Gift of Van Deren Coke, 76.93

Main Image: Nusch Éluard (nėe Maria Benz) (French, 1906-1946), Edited and published by Georges Hugnet (French, 1906–1974), No. 20, Bois des iles (Precious woods) from La carte surréaliste (garantie), Première serie, 1937, Collotype postcard on metallic paper from an edition of 360, Museum purchase, 99.22.20, © The Estate of Nusch Éluard