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Beyond the Landscape

Responding to a complex world of human and ecological interactions, contemporary artists have developed new perceptions of the landscape and reinvigorated more traditional ways of looking. For some, the landscape is a stage set for human drama, a metaphor for lost love, fears and rejections. Still others take an almost scientific approach, rejecting what they view as an antiquated idealization of nature. They observe and record the landscape with references to geographic and topographic information, freely navigating between microscopic and telescopic points of view. Here, in these prints, landscape is reconfigured as image, metaphor, abstraction, map and poetic stage.

John Alexander, American, born 1945
Honky Tonk Moon, 1990

Craig Allen Subler, b. 1948
Dust, 1997

Vija Celmins, b. 1939
Untitled (Water), 1975

Richard Haas, b. 1936
Manhattan View, Battery Park, 1980

J. W. Merrill, b. 1942
Visible Force, 1979

Eric Fischl, b. 1948
Beach, 1989

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