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"A Shot in the Dark: Night Photographs by Larry Miller, Lynne Saville and Jill Waterman"
2000-09-22 until 2000-12-30
Hudson River Museum
Night is a time of mystery, intrigue and excitement. Familiar sites take on altered appearances once the sun
has set. For photographers Larry Miller, Lynn Saville and Jill Waterman, night offers a new realm of beauty and
life. Whether photographing the desert, rural farmland or urban street scenes, these three artists use prolonged
exposures to capture the intangible qualities of night. The elements of chance and surprise are integral to their
Larry Miller's photographs of the American west cast an otherworldly spell on viewers. Eerie red rock formations
are silhouetted against cobalt skies blanketed with millions of stars. Miller's brightly lit foregrounds simulate a
three-dimensional lunar landscape.
Lynn Saville's evocative black and white photographs record famous
skyscrapers as well as intimate architectural details around New York City. The ghostly glow of light from street
lamps and apartment windows is often blurred by rain, fog or snow. Shooting from rooftops, Saville's unusual
perspectives heighten the film noir quality of her work.
Jill Waterman photographs rural and suburban locales, capturing the movement of orbiting stars, rising moons
and passing planes. Waterman records reality, but also captures something invisible to the human eye-forces
of cosmic energy and the rotation of the earth. Her photographs are infused with moonlight and ambient light,
resulting in ethereal landscapes that pulsate with saturated color. This exhibit is generously sponsored by US