Waterscapes: Photographs from the Collection

WATERSCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION

Waterscapes: Photographs from the Collection

ON DISPLAY APRIL 6, 2012 - AUGUST 26, 2012
Rio Grande, Taos, New Mexico (from the series Four Corners)
Debra Bloomfield (b. 1952), Rio Grande, Taos, New Mexico (from the series Four Corners), 1990 (printed later), chromogenic print. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Debra Bloomfield. © Debra Bloomfield
Yeso, New Mexico
Mary E. Peck (b. 1952), Yeso, New Mexico, 1982, gelatin silver print, toned, 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Mary Peck from the New Mexico Photographic Survey Project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1985 (1985.115.6) © Mary E. Peck

Water, its scarcity or abundance and our relation to this substance which sustains life, is the theme of this photography exhibition. Waterscapes follows on last year’s exhibition of cloud photographs, both drawn from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s permanent collection by Curator of Photography Katherine Ware. The exhibition remains open through August 26, 2012.

The selection of more than thirty photographs showcases the museum’s strong holding of work by mid-century masters such as Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Laura Gilpin, Lisette Model, Eliot Porter, and Brett Weston as well as contemporary artists including Renate Aller, Debra Bloomfield, Wanda Hammerbeck, John Pfahl, and Edward Ranney.