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Zócalo Review: Mark Klett at Etherton Gallery

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 13, 2015

Mark Klett : Then + Now 

 

On view through March 21 

 

 

Photographer Mark Klett is a modern day enigma. Known world-wide for his stunning large-scale black and white images that trace and invoke past landscape photograph pioneers, he also brings a modern sensibility to his work that is infused with a wide range of emotions. Rarely are artists so agile at capturing both the majesty of their environments along with the complex socio-economic impact of modern man on the same spaces. In Klett’s new show at the Etherton Gallery entitled Then + Now, the photographer again demonstrates both his technical artistry and his keen powers of observation.

 

This body of work was recently vetted in a New York Times opinion page . . . where the retracing of the dangerous journey from 1870 and again today in an active bombing range that borders Mexico, is recognized as no small feat. While it was impossible to know if the route documented by Klett was exactly the same one taken in the 1870s, the fact that the wilderness still exists and continues to beguile, is the point.

 

Also on display as part of the show is a series of intimate images entitled Time Studies that track celestial movements in a single image. These are both works of art and scientific observations that only Klett could merge and make fascinating.  - excerpts of a review by Herb Stratford, Zócalo

 

Read the full review in Zócalo

Lear more or view the exhibition online at Etherton Gallery

 

 

Tags:  Etherton Gallery  Mark Klett  Terry Etherton Gallery  Zócalo 

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Etherton Gallery Celebrates the 50'th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Danny Lyon:  

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

 

through March 15th.

 

It is hard to imagine the world that Danny Lyon's works take us back to.  In this selection at Etherton Gallery we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  In the work we see rallies, protestors, and marches; preachers, police, and jail cells.  All these years later the images remain super-charged.  There is a throbbing urgency to the frames and a potency to the gazes of all his subjects; they are full of passion, hope, and at times hate.  Lyon is celebrated as a photographic legend and has spent his life documenting his subjects as an insider, and to make them Lyon was harassed, beaten, and even jailed.  These works take us back, instantly, to the front lines of a movement that changed American history forever.  

 

Fifty images for fifty years, Etherton's selections traces Lyon's work into the deep South to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, Albany, and Danville.  Lyon was the first staff photographer of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which played a leading role in student mobilization across the segregated south.  It was this early work that helped Lyon sharpen his attentiveness to the defining moment, but to the power of documentary photography itself. 

 

Accompanying the exhibition Etherton has signed copies of Lyon's book, Memories of Southern Civil Rights Movement, as well as additional works from his oeuvre.

 

Please visit Etherton Gallery for additional information on the exhibition and the artist.


Additional press links available from Etherton's site, including a Zocalo Magazine article and videos of Lyon in discussion on the work in conjunction with the 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar.

 

Image Informatin:

Albany, Georgia 1962 

Danny Lyon ©Dektol.wordpress.com, courtesy Etherton Gallery

Tags:  Danny Lyon  Terry Etherton Gallery 

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