Black and White: An Exhibition of Drawings and Photographs
The show will be exhibited from April 17th through May 26, 2018 at the New Mexico Art League gallery, 10 am-4pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
The image featured above, Taos Country, was chosen to be in this show. It’s the same one that garnered an honorable mention in the New Mexico Magazine’s annual photo contest in 2017.
I made this triptych for my friend Charlie who lived here while he worked at what was then the Southwest Regional Office of the National Park Service in Santa Fe. He moved on to other positions in other locations but always loved this area and wished he could return. Alas, it was not to be.
The image on the left is the Rio Grande gorge as seen from the road to Taos, an iconic image. The middle is Taos Pueblo North. I am especially fond of this image because, unlike most that emphasize the towering massiveness of the Pueblo, it is put in the proper (to my mind) context of the land and sky. The image to the right was taken while camping at Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Questa, NM. Here the Rio Grande and Red Rivers converge at the bottom of an 800 foot canyon. This image is looking north, up the Rio Grande. Putting them together in one frame would, I hope, give my friend and anyone else looking at it a taste of this magnificent land.