Figurative Landscapes: Photographs from the Collection
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.