Figurative Landscapes: Photographs from the Collection

Mar. 7-Apr. 24, 2016
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Figurative Landscapes: Photographs from the Collection culls 22 iconic images from the museum’s permanent collection. Ranging from 1926 through 1996, the artists in this exhibition take the genre of landscape as a starting point; some photographers use the formal elements of landscape as a subject for image making and documentation of place, while others use the genre as a pallet for minimalist themes and even a point of departure for formal experiments with abstraction. The photographic depiction of the vernacular, through the artist sensitivity to light and spatial formation, is foretold in many of these important works. Notable photographers in this exhibition include Lewis Baltz, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, William Christenberry, Imogen Cunningham, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Joel Meyerowitz, Man Ray, Edward Steichen and Paul Strand.

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Figurative Landscapes: Photographs from the Collection

Joel Meyerowitz, Roses, Taverne d'Arbia, 1991. Photograph, chromogenic color process (Ekachrome). Acquired in 1997. Gift of James & Elayne Schoke.