robert stivers (born november 17, 1953) is an american fine-art photographer. his work is best known for its captivating imagery and darkroom technique. the new yorker describes his work as ghostly black and white images whose theatricality smartly complements their mystery. robert has exhibited extensively, including solo shows in los angeles, new york city, paris, rome and beijing. his work has been the subject of five monographs beginning with robert stivers: photographs, 1997, arena editions. his most recent volume, the art of ruin, was published by twin palms publishers in 2015. robert’s work is in the collections of the metropolitan museum of art, the getty museum, harvard’s fogg museum, the los angeles county museum of art, the bibliotheque nationale and the victoria and albert museum, to name a few. mr. stivers lives and works out of both santa fe, nm and los angeles, ca.
Andrea Senutovitch was born in Rio Arriba County in Northern New Mexico in 1961. Her fathers side of the family fled the Russian Revolution in 1917. Her mothers side came to New Mexico in the early 1900’s.
She began working with antique objects and experimenting with photography in the early 1990’s on her grandfather printmaker, Willard Clark’s 4×5 Graflex Speed Graphic. Her sculptures are heavily influenced by primitive African wood carvings and masks as well as the Russian Constructivists and Surrealists. Andrea translates her thoughts into visual chatter, the object or image then begins to speak becoming an alchemic soup of soul. She creates sculptures in the form of giant pull toys and bird cages filled with musical instruments and antique glass lenses. She constructs and weaves mythological Ibis beaks with cloth, bones and shells and experiments with crystals and photograms and uses large antique industrial dials with Dada overtones.
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