Sun to Earth - Photography by Brenda Biondo
Modality 11 (detail), by Brenda Biondo
Sun to Earth – Photography by Brenda Biondo March 14 – April 15, 2023 Michael Warren Contemporary Opening Reception: March 16 (5 – 8pm) Friday Art Walk: April 7 In her
Sun to Earth – Photography by Brenda Biondo
March 14 – April 15, 2023
Michael Warren Contemporary
Opening Reception: March 16 (5 – 8pm)
Friday Art Walk: April 7
In her exhibit at Michael Warren Contemporary, entitled “Sun to Earth,” Brenda Biondo employs a variety of approaches to investigate how atmospheric light colors our world and influences our interaction with nature. In “A Legacy of Shadows,” one of the series in the exhibit, the images engage the phenomena of sunlight to provide a framework for our meditative experience of being in nature. “A Legacy of Shadows” is concerned with the fracturing of nature and the poignancy of acknowledging beauty in a time of destruction, and is informed by Biondo’s previous career as a writer specializing in environmental issues. The naturally blue shadows in these images show how the act of looking can sometimes reveal unexpected aspects of light and the natural world.
Other pieces in the exhibit are part of a new body of work influenced by the recently built James Turrell Skyspace in Green Mountain Falls, CO, and reflect Biondo’s interest in exploring the ephemeral and contemplative qualities of the sky. Also included in the exhibit are photographic grids and digital constructions that attest to Biondo’s interest in modernist formality and aesthetics as well as her practice of using photographs in unconventional ways.
Santa Fe Arts District