Landmarked: selected landscapes from the permanent collection September 21–December 17, 2017
Featuring paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs from the Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition examines how artists—from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries—have depicted natural and built environments and how, in turn, their perceptions of landscape were structured by the philosophical, social, political, and economic contexts within which they operated. Addressing themes that resonate with current debates about environment, land use, and identity, the artworks on view reveal many of the complex ways in which people and land influence each other, as well as how these relationships continuously shift and change.
Image: Kenneth Josephson, Wyoming, 1971 (from the History of Photography series), 1971, gelatin silver print. Purchase of the Gary M. Hoffer ʼ74 Memorial Photography Collection Fund, 1979.110. Photography by Warren Wheeler. © Kenneth Josephson, Courtesy of Gitterman Gallery, NY and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.