On Saturday, August 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, the Arts Council will hold a public reception for LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography, a multi-sited exhibition of contemporary landscape photography created in Yosemite. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the National Park service and looks ahead to the next hundred years. LANDMARK is open to the public now, from August 4 - November 26, 2017.
Refreshments will be offered during the August 19 reception, in conjunction with Boomtown, Mariposa’s Downtown Arts and Music Festival. During the reception, ceramic cups made by artist Ehren Tool from his recent Hand-to-Hand installation, will be available for sale with all proceeds returning to the Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative Project.
Curated by Cara Goger, LANDMARK features the work of: Binh Danh, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Ted Orland, Millee Tibbs, and Jerry Uelsmann and thus far been shown at the Yosemite Museum (National Park Service) and the Merced County Arts Council. After it's run in Mariposa, the exhibition will move to San Francisco Camerawork.
(Pictured above) Ceramic cups from Hand-to-Hand:
An Installation by Ehren Tool, for sale as fundraiser for Veterans Initiative Project during reception.
Landscape photography is uniquely wedded to the National Parks, and specifically to Yosemite. Many famous photographers have had a storied relationship with Yosemite – their work not only celebrates and shares the landscape’s grandeur, but also examines our relationship to wilderness and conservation. The contemporary artists selected for this exhibition bring new representation and varied voices to the genre of landscape photography, strengthening the rich relationship between the medium and Yosemite while also blazing new conceptual and technical ground with their work.
The high caliber of artists and projects represented in this exhibition is a testament to Yosemite’s capacity to inspire. Many of the included pieces are part of larger significant projects that focus on Yosemite or the National Park system, but have yet to be exhibited in Yosemite or the surrounding region. An exciting moment for this project will be the exhibition of this work in its place of origin - Yosemite. Equally exciting is its public presentation in rural and urban communities geographically connected and immediately impacted by the Park.
LANDMARK exhibition schedule:
Mariposa County Arts Council, Mariposa, CA
August 4, 2017 through November 26, 2017
San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
December 7, 2017 through January 27, 2018
This exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts “Imagine Your Parks” program, the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, Michael Fry and Claudia Welsh, Carol Johnson, and Michelle Marco.
The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for- profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County