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Kate Joyce: Metaphysics

January 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


SITE Santa Fe is pleased to announce Kate Joyce: Metaphysics, an exhibition of photographs created between 2012 and 2019, during a period when Joyce was regularly commuting by air. This series of photographs highlights the way static images can capture the passage of time, revealing fragments of its movement through light and space.

Spending so much time in the sky, Joyce began to see the window seat as its own destination: a “studio of constraint.” In the beginning, she photographed out the window, capturing the mesmerizing aerial views, but soon turned her lens inside, towards body shapes, reflected sunlight, the curves of the interior airplane architecture, and halos of color refracted from passengers’ clothing onto the plastic interior surrounding them. In addition to the exhibition, a new and forthcoming book of photographs from Metaphysics will be published by Hat & Beard Press, Spring 2022.

For the past 25 years, New Mexican photographer Kate Joyce (b.1979) has used the visual image to explore themes of intimacy and the elemental qualities of light, texture, and color. She received a Lewis Hine Documentary Initiative Fellowship (2003-2004) for her work in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and has published two books of photographs: Metamorphoses and Big Ears Knoxville (Hat and Beard Press). She studied photojournalism and sociology at San Francisco State University, Spanish in Guatemala and Chile, and documentary photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her work explores the commonplace and highlights the complex beauty of the mundane through a wide range of subjects from everyday life.


January 21, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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