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"Altered Landscape: the Carol Franc Buck Collection"
2001-06-16 until 2001-09-09
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
THE ALTERED LANDSCAPE presents a selection of nearly 100
contemporary landscape photographs that focus on human presence in
the environment. Drawn from the Nevada Museum of Art's extensive
photography collection, the images date from the past two decades,
and reveal the diverse strategies used by landscape photographers to
articulate the land and environment.
Focusing in large part on the topography of the new West - a region
that represents some of the most challenged landscapes in America -
with an emphasis on nuclear and military testing and mining sites, the
exhibition also includes a number of re-photographs emphasizing how
the land has been transformed over time. Other images document the
constructed landscapes of sprawling housing developments and water
projects. Artists included in the exhibition are Robert Adams, Terry
Adams, Lewis Baltz, Barbara Bosworth, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Peter
Goin, Emmett Gowin, Mark Klett, Patrick Nagatani and Catherine
Wagner. A book published by the University of Nevada Press
accompanies the show.
This exhibition was organized by the Nevada Museum of Art. Made
possible by generous grants from the Carol Franc Buck Foundation and
the National Endowment for the Arts.