Michael Dawson Gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition, Downstream: Colorado River Photographs of Karen Halverson will be on display in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Opening on May 30th and continuing through September 28, 2009, the exhibition will feature 24 works from Halverson's project along with a group of historic photographs from the Huntington's collection related to the Colorado River Region. Jennifer Watts, curator of photographs at the Huntington, notes that Halverson's resonant imagery speaks both to an immutable, rugged past while confronting the river's complicated and often contested present.
Halverson spent two years hiking, driving, and rafting the Colorado River to complete this project. Her large-format color photographs make subtle reference to the 19th century photographs of William Bell, John K. Hillers, and Timothy O'Sullivan while examining the massive transformations that have occurred along certain parts of the river. Halverson notes that, "In my travels along the Colorado, sometimes I find beauty, sometimes desecration, often a perplexing and absurd combination."
Michael Dawson Gallery has a selection of Halverson's photographs available for viewing in the gallery and on the website. To view the images online, click on the image above. To get more information about the Huntington exhibition, please click here.
All photos are chromogenic light jet prints, signed, dated, and editioned by the photographer below the image. All photos priced with frame.