Jackson Hole photographer David Brookover, owner of Brookover Gallery, will add a new gallery space in Santa Fe, New Mexico this fall. Brookover plans to commence operations in November. The new space, also be called Brookover Gallery, will occupy 2,000 square feet on Santa Fe’s famed Canyon Road. The new gallery will feature Brookover’s large format photography, with an emphasis on his new platinum prints.
“Santa Fe allows me to show work of the kind I’m becoming more interested in,” says Brookover. “The town offers an international clientele, a market more favorably geared, year-round, to the new emphasis in my photography.”
“I have so much stored away here that’s not really appropriate for Jackson, that I want to show. Santa Fe is the art market. The economy is slow, but I’ve been here nine years, and it’s time to dive in. I’m really excited.”
Brookover will rotate exhibits and says he’ll be in Santa Fe for an extended period of time to get things going. He’s been considering opening a new gallery for almost four years (Brookover opened his Jackson gallery in the lower level of his current space), but the timing had to be right. Serendipity happened; the right space became available. While the Jackson gallery displays color, black and white, and platinum prints taken in Japan, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, California and other locations, the new space will concentrate on platinum images of Japan, the southwest and areas of the Colorado Plateau, horses and…nudes.
Yep, nudes! The last time I saw photographs of nudes on the Jackson Hole arts scene was several years ago, when Spencer Tunick’s nude landscapes came to town.
What a hubbub! I almost went to jail for writing about the show.
Brookover is branching out, taking a leap into the human landscape. He’s just finished shooting a series of nudes–inspired in part by Edward Weston–and plans to introduce them to the public during Jackson’s September Fall Arts Festival. Currently, Brookover says he’ll include two platinum prints, black and whites, and a few color images.
And, Brookover has a coffee table book in the works. Black silk and boxed, it will spotlight his black and white images; a limited collector’s edition will include a platinum print.
Riddell’s rich color pops from her relatively small canvases; 8″ x 10″ is a preferred format. Titles from the show connote pastoral sublimity: “Willows & Meadow, Wyoming,” “Wisteria Over Door, Tuscany,” and “Fall Colors, Wyoming.” Printed on the show’s flier are poems by Riddell, describing her contemplative and creative connections to the spaces and places she paints: South Park, Wilson’s dike, Greg McHuron’s studio. And, in Italy, Florence and Tuscany.
Figure drawings are a part of this show, too. Field Days & Figures remains on display through August 29. 734-4444. www.triofineart.com.