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.

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Clyde Butcher: Wilderness Visions

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