Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Around the House & Other New Work by Robert Adams, from March 10–April 23, 2016. For almost five decades, Adams’s extraordinarily influential photographs have explored the western American landscape and its transformations.
Looking intently at the house in Astoria, Oregon, that he and his wife Kerstin have shared for almost 20 years, Adams focuses on the details that define “home”: a kitchen table, books and paintings, wooden carvings and calligraphy (created by both Adams and his wife), flowers in vases, and the darkroom with its tools of the artist’s trade. Periodically shifting to porch or garden, as one might step outside over the course of a day, Adams’s photographs convey appreciation of the nearly imperceptible changes in familiar surroundings: the view of the Columbia River, the play of light on leaves, and most especially the ever-shifting clouds.
The exhibition coincides with Fraenkel Gallery’s publication of a new monograph, Around the House. This 84-page publication features 71 illustrations, and is available in bookstores and at fraenkelgallery.com ($40).