Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke

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5 p.m. Sept. 14, 2008 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1, 2008

A leading figure in American landscape photography, Frank Gohlke creates pictures that explore how we live and build our lives surrounded by a natural world that rarely meets our ideals and expectations. With 85 black-and-white and color photographs ranging up to 42-by-54 inches, Accommodating Nature surveys Gohlke’s career, beginning with work from the seminal 1975 New Topographics exhibition and continuing through projects he is immersed in today. The show includes two of Gohlke’s most important bodies of work: depictions of the destruction and rebuilding after a devastating tornado struck Wichita Falls in 1979, and a multi-year investigation of the effects of the massive volcanic explosion that blew off the top of Mount St. Helens in 1980.