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Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment

May 23, 2011 | Free reception, then with museum admission
 

Just as environmental awareness has changed over the past century, so has environmental photography. Katherine Ware curates an exhibition in conjunction with the release of her book by the same name, Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment. The exhibition is divided into two loose sections of 20th and 21st century art. Ware says the 20th century saw two ends of the spectrum in environmental photography: Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, “idealists who would photograph pristine unpopulated land” midcentury, and photographers such as Richard Misrach who were “more critical of what’s going on, who show bad things” toward the century’s end. Ware posits that the 21st century is more middle-of-the-road. “It’s about accepting the situation we have and trying to move forward from there,” she says. The work of more than 30 photographers, many of whom are from New Mexico, traces varying perceptions of environmentalism in art through a medium that, in itself, can be severely detrimental to the environment. “I’m interested in getting us to look at the choices we’re making,” Wares says.



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Other events in Art Openings

Artists' Reception

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Three painters, Linda Leslie, Mary Thomas and Darryl Willison present their work. Through March 31
5-6:30 pm | free

Collected Works Bookstore

202 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe
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Bernard Chaet: Form in Nature

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Best known for his sumptuous landscapes and engaging still-lifes, Chaet's notable facility for thick paint and technical excellence has earned him an enduring and important place in the history of American modernism.  Through March 29
5-7 pm | free

LewAllen Railyard

1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe
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Master Prints of the '70's-'90's

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
This exhibition features works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenhaler, Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo and many others.  Through March 20
5-7 pm | free

Zane Bennett Contemporary

435 S Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe
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Also At New Mexico Museum of Art

American Triptychs, Sketches from Syria, KalĂłs

Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Norman Mauskopf's late 20th-century Americana photography, David Scheinbaum's experimental developing techniques and Tony O' Brien's photos of refugee camps in Jordan combine for a group show. Through April 18

gallery hours | free


The Aesthetics of Geometry

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Artist Ed Mieczkowski will exhibit his striking examples of optically engaging and geometrically elegant paintings, constructions, sculpture and drawings.  Through March 29
gallery hours | free


American Triptychs, Sketches from Syria, KalĂłs

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Norman Mauskopf's late 20th-century Americana photography, David Scheinbaum's experimental developing techniques and Tony O' Brien's photos of refugee camps in Jordan combine for a group show. Through April 18

gallery hours | free


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