Horse Before the Car

Valentina by Victory Tischler-Blue (c)
Valentina by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2010

The delivery of gasoline to the far reaches of the West allowed for outliers to scatter about the desert and led to all the gorgeous photos of the remains of old fueling stations in Victory Tischler-Blue’s Spot Photo Works exhibition. Before the automobile, however, was the horse.  Tischler-Blue has long had a love-affair with the horse, both in terms of having a few of her own but also in forming a deepening photographic relationship with the animal. From photographing the Andalusians in her care to wild horses in the deserts of Nevada, Blue’s strong connection to the animals brings about both intimate and passionately vibrant images. The quietly poetic Valentina (above) is available in an edition of 10, printed on 20×30 paper. 1/10 is offered matted and framed (at 28.75 x 37.5)  $1700.  Numbers 2/10 & 3/10 – $1250 unframed.

For purchase information contact spotphotogallery@gmail.com.

 

The Party’s Over, But The Show Is Just Starting

 

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the opening reception of Victory Tischler-Blue’s exhibition “Of Beauty and Ruin”. We loved having you and it meant the world to Victory. For Spot Photo Works, seeing so many new faces amid old friends was a joy.  We’re really glad to share in building an energetic and affable exhibition space where people can support and appreciate great new photography.  Victory’s gorgeous photographs will be on display and available for sales Monday through Friday 10:30 – 5:30 pm through November 11, 2014 at Spot Photo Works, 6679 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA.  Price sheets are available by writing to Spot at spotphotogallery@gmail.com and if you’re not in Southern California, we can ship.

Here’s a bit of the scene on opening night:

 

Still friends:  Victory Tischler-Blue and Jackie Fox - two former members of The Runaways.  Both went on to compelling careers outside of music.
Still friends: Victory Tischler-Blue and Jackie Fox – two former members of The Runaways. Both went on to compelling careers outside of music.

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The crowd spilled outside of Spot Photo Works onto the sidewalk on Sunset Blvd.  Beautiful night.
The crowd spilled outside of Spot Photo Works onto the sidewalk on Sunset Blvd. Beautiful night.
Spot's Kathleen Clark and Victory Tischler-Blue.
Spot’s Kathleen Clark and Victory Tischler-Blue.
Photographers Andy Atkins, Jody Miller and Fred Hoerr.
Photographers Andy Atkins, Jody Miller and Fred Hoerr.
Artist Rebecca Farr, Spot's partners: Kathleen Clark & Russell Adams and photographer Lisa Romerein.
Artist Rebecca Farr, Spot’s partners: Kathleen Clark & Russell Adams and photographer Lisa Romerein.
Doug Fregolle, Brian Bolain and Patricia Brotman.
Doug Fregolle, Brian Bolain and Patricia Brotman.

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Painter Deborah Martin and friend.
Painter Deborah Martin and friend.
Russell Adams (Center)
Spot Partner and Master Printer Russell Adams of Schulman Photo Lab (Center).
Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011
Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011

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Lights out.  Come visit us at Spot Photo Works.

 

 

OF BEAUTY & RUIN: VICTORY TISCHLER-BLUE

Ragsdale Road, Victory Tischler-Blue © 2012
Ragsdale Road, Victory Tischler-Blue © 2012

“There’s always a minor chord running through my work and everyone has a story. Some are just darker than others.”

– Victory Tischler-Blue

A member of the iconic 1970s all-girl rock band, The Runaways, Victory Tischler-Blue left the band at the age of 19 to pursue a successful creative life producing and directing television and motion pictures, all the while building an elegant body of still photographic images.

Spot Photo Works is pleased to present Victory Tischler-Blue’s Of Beauty and Ruin, from September 20 through November 11, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, September 20 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 6679 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Stardust, New Mexico by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2014
Stardust, New Mexico by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2014

Tischler-Blue’s stunning landscape photographs capture the epic beauty of the Southwestern desert, and with it the remains of failed dreams under crystalline skies. The fine line between life and ruin shows on the faces of her raw-boned outlier portraits: some androgynous, some damaged but rich with life and as fragile as an empty tank of gas, a well gone dry or a faded love.

Smile Now, Cry Later by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2012
Smile Now, Cry Later by Victory Tischler-Blue ©2012

“I’m always drawn to wild places as well as the people who inhabit them,” says Tischler-Blue. “For me, photography is all about intimacy and the element of surprise. There’s a magic that comes along with things not planned, and being open to it allows for the unscripted to manifest.” Ultimately the endless star-filled skies of the open desert win out and we as viewers are driven on a road trip full of wonders.

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Victory Tischler-Blue lives in Palm Springs, California.

Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011
Rice Road, Victory Tischler-Blue ©2011

Sept 20 – Nov 11, 2014

Opening Reception for the Artist: Sat Sept 20, 6pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am–5:30pm

Spot Photo Works is located at 6679 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood at Crossroads of the World.