Literary Nonfiction. Art. Photography. Epigraph by Raúl Quintanilla Armijo. Interview with the artist by Larissa Archer. LOS CAPRICHOS: AFTER GOYA is an artist's book of palladium prints inspired by Francisco Goya's album of the same name, a series of eighty aquatint etchings he offered for sale directly to the Madrid public in 1799. Goya conceived of his images as a series of suenõs—dreams—through which he could explore the foibles
of his world with barbed impunity. This collection takes up the artist's mordant spirit with a photographic (and digital) twist: Newbery turns the lens on the phosphorescent dreamscapes that flow through our sundry devices, drawing pointed connections between our photographic life, miniaturized and ubiquitous, and its deeper roots in Western printmaking.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1960, Sheila Newbery is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer who works with traditional printing techniques, including the platinum-palladium method. She studied art history at Trinity College and English literature at Princeton University. Her previous projects have included Ordinary Dancers, shot in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2008) and Ohio Woods, platinum-palladium prints of an evening's snowfall during a cross-country journey by train (2013).Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA