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Daniel Ballesteros: Gold Leaf Forest

October 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Daniel Ballesteros: Gold Leaf Forest
October 6–November 12
Reception: October 16, 6–8 pm

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Gold Leaf Forest, a solo exhibition of eight gilded photographs by Daniel Ballesteros.

Inspired by the resiliency of his Filipino ancestors, Ballesteros is drawn to the adaptability of one of the largest and oldest species on the planet, the redwood. The trees become metaphors for lineage, ancestry, and survival. Covering up the sky and ground, Ballesteros follows a tradition used in religious art by applying gold leaf to his composite photographs as a way to honor these awe-inspiring trees. The matte surface of the exposed photograph provides contrast with the reflective quality of the gilding. The artist’s heritage of animism also influences this work.

Daniel Ballesteros has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, The Luminary, and Kala Institute. He has been awarded grants from the Magenta Foundation, En Foco, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ballesteros currently resides in Oakland, California.

We currently require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to view this exhibition in person, and gallery visitors must wear masks in compliance with the Governor’s mandate. Images, a virtual walk-through, and catalog for this exhibition will be presented on ARTSY.net and levygallery.com. High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @levygallery @ballesterosprojects #goldleafforest #danielballesteros #richardlevygallery

Exhibition Dates: October 6–November 12, 2021
Reception: October 16, 6–8 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com

Details

Date:
October 16, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Richard Levy Gallery
514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM
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Phone:
505-766-9888
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State
New Mexico
City
Albuquerque
Contact Email (for internal use only, and questions about your submission)
sallie@levygallery.com

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