Joan Myers:
Devil’s Highway - On the Road in the American West

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2022 – January 30, 2023.

Book Signing and Opening Reception: December 10, 2022,
7:00-10:00 P.M. at the Andrew Smith Gallery Arizona, LLC,
330 S. Convent Ave., Tucson, Az. 85701

Andrew Smith Gallery Arizona, LLC at 330 S. Convent Ave., Tucson, Az. 85701 is pleased to announce the exhibition: The Devil’s Highway: On the Road in The American West. There will be a special book signing and opening reception for the artist, Joan Myers, on December 10th, from 7-10 pm. For close to 50 years Joan Myers has been exploring and photographing the American West and has been showing at the Andrew Smith Gallery for nearly 30 years. Much of this time Myers lived in Santa Fe where the Andrew Smith Gallery had been located since the early 80s until its move to Tucson in 2018. Joan was a frequent visitor to Tucson and in 2022, relocated to Tucson permanently.

Originally trained in musicology at Stanford University, she became interested in non-silver photographic processes in the 1970s. She moved to Santa Fe in 1980 and began an impressive series of photographic projects, most of which have resulted in books. Her projects have ranged from the Santa Fe Trail, portraits of aging women, the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Antarctica, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Salton Sea in southern California, worldwide volcanic sites in her series Fire & Brimstone, and the frontier settlement of Pie Town, New Mexico. Myers has said of her work, "I don't do portraits or social commentary. What interests me is living — the way human beings affect the landscape in which they live. My job is to see clearly."


Tucumcari, NM  ©Joan Myers 2019

 Benson, AZ ©Joan Myers 2021

Santa Fe, NM ©Joan Myers 2017

Monument Valley, UT ©Joan Myers 2021

Tucumcari, NM (Blue Swallow Motel) ©Joan Myers 2014

Seligman, AZ ©Joan Myers 2018

Rawlins, WY ©Joan Myers 2015

 Superior, AZ ©Joan Myers 2021

Miami, AZ ©Joan Myers 2021

Grand Canyon, AZ (North Rim) ©Joan Myers 2019

Great Falls, MT  ©Joan Myers 2018

Notable review from the Wall Street Journal on Joan's book.