Photographer Joan Myers in conversation with curator, writer, and art critic Lucy Lippard
Collected Works Bookstore, Friday, April 24, 6:00 pm about Myers’s latest book, FIRE & ICE: Timescapes
WHO: Joan Myers and Lucy Lippard
WHAT: Book signing, and conversation about Joan’s career and her newest book, FIRE & ICE: Timescapes, with an essay by Kathleen Stewart Howe, just published by Damiani Editore.
WHERE: Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
WHEN: 6:00 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015
Joan Myers has long been fascinated with landscapes crafted from fire and ice. Gathered here are her photographs of iconic sites around the world, including geothermal fields in Iceland, Volcano National Park on the island of Hawai'i, Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, Tungurahua in Ecuador, Mt. Erebus in Antarctica, Krakatoa in Indonesia, and of course, Mt. Etna and Pompeii, among others. The work is beautiful, compelling, and provocative by turns. Her essay reads like an adventure story, exploring the connection between fire and ice while describing her thrilling treks to the ends of the Earth. She lives in Tesuque.
Joan Myers has been taking photographs for more than thirty years, investigating the relationships between people and the land. Her work has been the focus of three Smithsonian exhibitions, more than fifty solo and eighty group shows, and seven books, and is included in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Center for Creative Photography, Denver Art Museum, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, High Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. www.joanmyers.com
Kathleen Stewart Howe has curated over 100 exhibitions and been the author of several catalogues focused on the interplay of photography and culture. She is currently the Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art and professor of art history at Pomona College in Pomona, California.
Lucy Lippard is an internationally recognized writer, curator, art critic and activist. She was among the first writers to recognize the "dematerialization" at work in conceptual art and was an early champion of feminist art. She is the author of 21 books on contemporary art and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. She lives in Galisteo.Visit Event Website for More Info