Clyde Butcher: Wilderness Visions

Sept 9 - Nov 8, 2009
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Clyde Butcher's compelling black and white photographs chronicle some of America's most beautiful and complex ecosystems. For more than thirty years, self-taught photographer Butcher (American, born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1944- ) has been preserving the untouched landscape on film, and for twenty of those years he has concentrated on Florida. The exquisite beauty of his work draws the viewer into a relationship with nature. His images are captured with 8 x 10 inch, 11 x 14 inch, and 16 x 20 inch view cameras. The large format allows him to express in elaborate detail, the textures that distinguish the beauty of the landscape. This exhibition presented work from the last twenty-five years ranging from the forests of the Pacific Northwest, to the rocky country of Utah and Colorado, to the woodlands of the Chesapeake region and the wetlands of Florida.


Clyde Butcher's " Loxahatchee River 1, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

CLYDE BUTCHER (American, born in Kansas City, Missouri, 1944 -), Loxahatchee River 1, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida, 1991, gelatin silver print, edition #33/50. Courtesy of Venice Gallery & Studio