Published: January 29, 2002
NEW YORK CITY – Robert Mann Gallery announces “Richard Misrach: ,” an exhibition of the artist’s new desert photographs, on view at the gallery March 7 through April 27. An opening reception will be March 7 from 6 to 8 pm.
Acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach has been creating images of the American West for more than 30 years. “” presents his most recent work, a series of photographs documenting the rare presence of water in the Nevada desert.
Misrach recalls driving across the Mojave Desert – a seemingly desolate and foreboding place – as a child with his family. Returning to the desert years later as an artist, he was awestruck by the severe beauty of the landscape. Misrach began an expansive series of photographs entitled “The Desert Cantos,” simultaneously portraying the unique light, terrain, and inhabitants of the desert and addressing the controversial politics of this precious environment.
Richard Misrach has completed numerous other series, including work in Greece, Hawaii, and Africa. He has received four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is represented in more than 50 major international museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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