Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving

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, b. 1945
Honky Tonk Moon, 1990
F91-4

Craig Allen Subler, b. 1948
Dust, 1997
F97-24/1

Vija Celmins, b. 1939
Untitled (Water), 1975
F89-3

Richard Haas, b. 1936
Manhattan View, Battery Park, 1980
F87-3

J. W. Merrill, b. 1942
Visible Force, 1979
F81-20

Eric Fischl, b. 1948
Beach, 1989
2007.3.1

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