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The G2 Gallery Presents Clyde Butcher’s Visions of America

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on December 26, 2011

 

Photo copyright by Clyde Butcher

The G2 Gallery will premiere Clyde Butcher’s Visions of America, an exhibition of photography curated by Jolene Hanson. Consisting of over 30 signed, editioned silver gelatin prints, the exhibit brings together some of Butcher’s most beloved images from America’s National Parks, including Yosemite and the Florida Everglades. Art historians have called Butcher the natural successor to master photographer Ansel Adams. While Butcher is deeply influenced by the landscape photography of Adams, he prefers a more intuitive approach to capturing light, guided more by emotion and sense of place than the technical calculations that were Adams’ hallmarks. To make his visions come alive Butcher uses cameras ranging from 4”x5” up to 12”x20” requiring the use of custom-built enlargers to accommodate his massive prints. Clyde Butcher 2-2-2

In addition to being known for his large-format, black & white photography, Butcher is also his activism, which has brought international attention to the environmental issues facing the Florida Everglades, where he make his home. G2 Gallery director Jolene Hanson states, “Clyde’s passionate sense of place, and commitment to this fragile eco-system as revealed though his photography, is at the root of why his work is the perfect complement to The G2 Gallery’s environmental mission.”

 

The G2 Gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Friday, January 20, 2012, from 6:30–9:00 pm.

 Guests planning to attend the reception should RSVP in advance to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2504581270.

 

An artist’s talk will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2011, at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be obtained at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1960420671.

 

Admission to all exhibit-related events is $5 and will directly benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Additionally, The G2 Gallery will donate all proceeds from art sales to the World Wildlife Fund. A selection of work by Clyde Butcher will also be on view at The G2 Gallery’s booth at the LA Art Show in the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, from January 18–22. Tickets to the LA Art Show are available at http://laartshow2012.eventbrite.com/.

 

Location: The G2 Gallery (www.theg2gallery.com)

1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291-3742

Tel. 310.452.2842, E-mail info@theg2gallery.com

 

Contact: Gia LaRussa at 310.428.7752  gia@theg2gallery.com

Diane Shader Smith at 310.386.6803  dianeshadersmith@gmail.com

 

By Jim McKinniss

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