Susan Burnstine: Jackson Street, 7:48 AM
2015, Ultrachrome ink and varnish on watercolor paper
Verve Gallery of Photography, 219 E. Marcy St., 505-982-5009 The gallery presents two bodies of work: Beyond the Shadows, which includes photographs by Susan Burnstine and Xiaoliang Huang, and Honky Tonk, photographs by Henry Horenstein. Burnstine’s images are part of Absence of Being, an ongoing series in which she explores the ambiguity of sensory experience. A Gentle Summer, Huang’s series of nostalgic, layered images inspired by the ancient Chinese art of shadow puppetry, recalls the innocence of childhood. Beyond the Shadows is presented in Verve’s main exhibit room. Honky Tonk, in Verve’s collection gallery, is a series of images made between 1968 and 2010 that captures America’s country-music scene. Included are backstage and performance portraits of Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Dolly Parton. The shows opens Friday, May 1, with a 5 p.m. reception on May 8.