Photographs by William Wylie
24October 27, 2002
Reception, co-hosted by Artspace
of the University Programs Council of UVa
Friday, August 30, 5:307:30 pm
In the Museum
Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, September 29, 2 pm
In the Museum
over a five-year period, 19972001, William Wylies
new series of photographs focus on the changing river surface.
The images capture the flow patterns and light fluctuations
of a specific river at specific times, yet they are ageless
and placeless in their description of the experience of water.
Wylie, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Virginia,
found another irony in this project. "These photographs,"
he ntoes, "were made along an unassuming stretch of the
Cache la Poudre in Fort Collins, Colorado. For its five-mile
tenure within city limits, this wild and scenic river of the
central Rocky Mountains is constrained to a marginalized wilderness.
The Poudre can be seen from highways, shopping malls, car
lots, city parks and houses. Trees, rocks, and concrete fortify
its banks. Yet, just beyond the willow shoots, close to the
waters surface, the significance of place resonates.
Nothing is ever still."
exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication
of Stillwater, a book of Wylies photographs of
the river, published by Nazraeli Press. Following this showing,
the exhibition will travel to The Light Factory, Charlotte,
North Carolina, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and
other venues in the United States. The exhibition and gallery
talk are sponsored by The Hook Tim and Virginia Michel,
and the UVa Provost Arts Enhancement Fund.
from Stillwater, 2000
Gelatin silver pritn, 20 x 24"
Lent by the artist
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