Peter Brown: High Plains Song, Opening Reception!

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Peter Brown: High Plains Song, Opening Reception!
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The upcoming exhibition: “Peter Brown – High Plains Song” is a survey of over 30 years of Brown’s explorations on the relatively unknown and underappreciated landscape and habitat: the prairies and high desert of the American Great Plains. The High Plains are the western portion of these ecosystems, a land that historically has been arid and difficult to cultivate.

Walt Whitman wrote that the prairie was North America’s “characteristic landscape,” and while less stunning at first sight than places like Yellowstone or Yosemite, it slowly fills the aesthetic sense and geologically precedes the rest.

The epic grandiosity of this landscape has fascinated Peter Brown: the panoramic and endlessness of the sky, the rhythmic expanses of fields and grasslands, the nuanced quality of light. Peter Brown’s photographs show us this magnificent land as well as the hardscrabble existence of the people who live here. Many of these images are haunted by a sense of elegy, as the human presence is retreating and nature is newly taking hold.

Peter Brown’s images are more than archival documentations - they reflect an emotional involvement, a deep admiration and love for his subject. His camera fuses reportage with poetry.

The show will run from January 28, 2017 - March 11, 2017
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By: Rudolph Blume Fine Art Artscan Gallery