Mary Daniel Hobson: Mixed Media Photography at Gallery 291

Gallery 291 will feature the work of Mary Daniel Hobson with an opening reception and artist’s talk.

Mary Daniel Hobson mixed media photography

Mixed media photographer and artist Mary Daniel “Danny” Hobson says she became captivated by photography at the age of fourteen—and has been pursuing it ever since. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied art history at Vassar College and later pursued a master’s degree in the history of photography at the University of New Mexico. It was during that time that she discovered surrealism (her thesis concerned the photographic collages of Dora Maar) and was first inspired to combine photography and mixed media in her own work.

In her artist’s talk, Danny will discuss the evolution of her work over the past 18 years and where she is in her creative process currently. “Today I am gleaning much creative inspiration from the natural world of Muir Beach, CA, where I live and work, and also from the intense and marvelous process of raising two young daughters,” she writes on her website.

Whether bottling photographs, building layered collages, or constructing still lifes, Danny’s work consistently explores psychological geographies, layered experience, and the conflation of art and science. She has been previously featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the country, including at San Francisco’s Modernbook Gallery, Galerie BMG in Woodstock, NY, Etherton Gallery in Tucson, AZ, and the Camera Club of New York. Her work has been added to collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albuquerque Museum, the Bolinas Museum, and numerous private collections.

An opening reception will be held October 18 at 6:30PM and the exhibition will run through November. Danny will give an artist’s talk on November 13 at 6:30PM.

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