David Richard Gallery and #EmergeSantaFe Team Up to Stage an Instagram-Based Pop Up Photography Exhibition

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To celebrate the inauguration of David Richard Gallery’s new space in Santa Fe amateurs and professionals were invited to photograph the works of art on view. Over 450 creative interpretations were posted on Instagram and a panel of judges will select the best images for a unique exhibition at the gallery.

David Richard Gallery, DR Projects, #EmergeSantaFe, Caitlin E. Jenkins, Amt Tischler

Caitlin E. Jenkins @caitlinephoto and Amy Tischler @amytischler

Museums, galleries and art spaces across the world use Instagram to share their collections with millions. In a pioneering move, a top Santa Fe art gallery will take it to the next level, downloading Instagram photos straight onto its walls. David Richard Gallery is pleased to present “#EmergeSantaFe”, a juried pop-up exhibition of photography from the collaboration with @SimplySantaFeNM Instagram. The opening reception will be Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM and the presentation will be on view through February 13. Sales from the exhibition will benefit the participating photographers, along with emerging art group Strangers Collective.

“#EmergeSantaFe” is part of David Richard Gallery’ s exhibition program DR Projects, a showcase for up-and-coming contemporary artists. DR Projects and popular Instagram account @SimplySantaFeNM challenged photographers to explore the gallery’s new space on Pacheco Street, in Santa Fe, NM at the #EmergeSantaFe Instameet on January 16th. Participants of all experience levels made over 450 images at the event, and a selection of these will appear in the upcoming show as a limited edition print series.

“Events like “#EmergeSantaFe” add amazing energy to a contemporary space,” says gallery co-director David Eichholtz.

Photographs will be selected from the #EmergeSantaFe hashtag stream and will be judged by an esteemed panel to include Mary Dinaburg (curator, New York), Howard Rutkowski (curator, New York), Peter Frank (critic and historian, Los Angeles), and Cody Hartley (Director of Curatorial Affairs, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe). The show is an unprecedented undertaking and opportunity for emerging photographers.

"We are beyond thrilled at the turnout for the #EmergeSantaFe Instameet at David Richard Gallery on January 16th. The creativity and originality of the imagery produced at the event far exceeds what we had imagined,” says @SimplySantaFeNM co-founder, Amy Tischler.

Strangers Collective, a local group of emerging artists and writers, will benefit from part of the proceeds of the exhibition. The collective held a salon at the January 16th Instameet, with readings from local writers and talks from DR Projects artists Chris Collins, Tim Cox, Erik H Gellert and Jack R Slentz. Through DR Projects, the gallery is bridging the gap between Santa Fe's world-class contemporary art community and a rising set of local creatives with fresh perspectives to share.

About David Richard Gallery and DR Projects:

David Richard Gallery is now located at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, P: 505-983-9555. Since its inception the gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field—in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists.

In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or to participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations.

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