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Nevada Wier: Invisible World
January 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Obscura Gallery is thrilled to announce our first exhibition of 2022, Invisible World, by Obscura Gallery artist Nevada Wier. Using her own unique palette created from infrared photography, Nevada presents photographs of tribal cultures from remote regions around the world through the lens of her own rigged infrared camera. While based in Santa Fe, Nevada typically spends nearly 99% of the year traveling the world on assignment and leading workshops, specializing in documenting the various cultures of the world, and she is recognized for her creative and intimate approach to people. Due to the pandemic, Wier remained at home probably more than ever in her past, feeling inspired and diving into her archive of infrared photographs she has taken over the past many years. We are thrilled to present a selection of nearly twenty images in this exhibition, making the invisible visible through Nevada’s use of infrared photography.
Nevada writes of her work: “Our visual familiarity is limited to the colors of visible light. Beyond what our eyes can see is the iridescent world of the infrared (IR) spectrum. Twenty-four years ago, I began exploring the challenge of making the invisible visible: photographing remote places using the unusual, haunting light of infrared. My images explore my favorite subjects of tribal culture and less frequented lands but served up in unseen light.”