Where the Heavens and Earth Become One

July 8 - August 27, 2011

Photographs By:

  • Michael Berman • Paul Caponigro
  • Walter Chappell • William Garnett
  • Laura Gilpin • Beaumont Newhall

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Where the Heaven and the Earth Become One

“We, Willard, Sonya, and I have returned from N. Mexico.  Gone but 2 weeks, counting traveling time, I feel the time and expense well spent.  Besides the visual memories brought back of magnificent country – Arizona, New Mexico, and my own California – I have some fine new work; landscapes with gorgeous heavens – I was continuously reminded of old Mexico – details of various pueblos, – the old church at Laguna, the perfectly formed functional ovens against equally perfect walls of adobe, some few rock details and one of a Juniper; but mostly open landscape, – for in N. Mexico the heavens and earth become one…
Edward Weston
The Daybooks of Edward Weston, Volume 2
Aperture, 1973

Edward Weston’s words and impressions are the inspiration for this exhibit.  The landscape of the southwest, especially of New Mexico, has long been an inspiration to many artists.  This exhibit includes an iconic New Mexico landscape by Edward Weston that defines his words above.  Also included are works by Willard Van Dyke who had accompanied Edward Weston during his visit to New Mexico.  Ansel Adams’ Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Eliot Porter’s beautiful interpretations of the Southwest reveal their personal and intimate relationship with the landscape.

We have included many notable photographers, notable residents of New Mexico –  Michael Berman, Paul Caponigro and Walter Chappell, Laura Gilpin, Nancy Newhall.  Others who have made the pilgrimage to the American Southwest for inspiration include   William Garnett, Richard Misrach, John Pfahl, and Brett Weston.

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