Monday, April 7, 2014

Photo-Eye to Host Synergy Exhibit

                                                                             Synergy No. 1    © Tony Bonanno 2013 

photo-eye is Pleased to Announce an Exhibition of Images by Tony Bonanno
Synergy: Studies of the Female Nude Shot in the Galisteo Basin
Opening Reception: Friday, April 25th from 6-8 pm
Exhibition runs through June 6th

photo-eye Books is pleased to host Tony Bonanno: Synergy, an exhibition of the artist’s female nude study in the Galisteo Basin. In this new portfolio, Bonanno utilizes the graceful contours of his model to enhance his portrayal of geologic outcroppings and skies in this arid New Mexico landscape. Bonanno’s work is reminiscent of some of the classic images of artists such as Edward Weston, whose photographic portraits of bodies became more about formal qualities of line, texture and shape than the tantalizing qualities often associated with the nude body. Just as some of his artistic predecessors, Bonanno’s photographs of Allen also beautifully focus on the contrasts and similarities of the human and natural forms. 

Tony Bonanno is an internationally renowned professional photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His subjects have ranged from the President and First Lady of the United States to indigenous peoples and their cultures, to capturing the raw power, grace, and beauty of western horses in his acclaimed “Hooves & Dust” series. He was the recipient of the prestigious Leo Diehl Award at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Massachusetts and was the feature artist at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (1990-91). He is a Board member of the NM Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and teaches a variety of programs at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Since moving from Cape Cod to Santa Fe over 20 years ago, he has engaged in a range of commercial, documentary, and fine art work including a five-year street photography project in Cuba. 
Where: photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe
Media Contact: Melanie McWhorter - 505.988.5152 x112 -