Mariposa Gallery Presents REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE Exhibit by Kyle Zimmerman, 12/6 - 1/2
Noted Albuquerque photographer Kyle Zimmerman's new exhibition explores archetypes of femininity at Mariposa Gallery, December 6, 2013-January 2, 2014. The exhibition, titled "remembering who we are: redivining the feminine dream," features a photographic study of the sacred feminine. The opening meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013. The artist will also attend the annual Nob Hill Shop 'n' Stroll on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
"In my work, I am paid to make beautiful photographs of people," says Zimmerman. "Many of my subjects, mostly women, do not feel this way. One of my gifts is to help people connect with their true, authentic selves. In effect, I'm reminding them of what is already there; we are perfect in our imperfection, beautiful an enough, just the way we are. The story I'm telling here is one of our connection to nature and the range of the divine feminine in all of us."
These images of female nudes joined with the elements-air, earth, fire, water-are printed on paper, wood, glass and silk and accompanied by a QR code-accessed multi-media presentation. The series represents the connection all people have with the divine feminine.
The show is grounded by the "icons." These images were made to remind us of our saints, our goddesses, our mothers. These images are an intentional portrayal of the ways the feminine rules. Over a year, Zimmerman photographed the women again, using in-camera multiple exposures and random techniques as a way of celebrating the range of our strengths and struggles.
Zimmerman used her empathic ability to elicit and capture unsuppressed expressions of the inner strengths and vulnerabilities at the core of the feminine.
"I want the viewer to experience how there is more than one way of seeing ourselves. I'll feel that I've succeeded if the work gets people talking. I offer these stories to act as a reminder, a totem, a talisman of the beauty that lives within us all," she says.
Mariposa Gallery is located at 3500 Central Avenue SE (southwest corner of Central and Amherst SE). The exhibition opens on Friday, December 6, from 5 - 8 pm with an additional artist reception as part of the annual Nob Hill Shop 'n' Stroll event, the next day, Saturday, December 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through January 2, 2014.
For more information about the exhibition, Kyle Zimmerman Photography, and its services, call 505-232-6986 or visit kylezimmermanphotography.com/remembering. Note: This exhibition contains photographic nudity.