Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes

The exhibition presents the artist’s idiosyncratic approach to photographing the American West.

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes at 49 Geary Street from October 27 – December 23, 2016. The landscape—especially the extravagantly varied landscape of the American west—has been a recurring subject for Friedlander over the course of a nearly six-decade career. Concurrent with the exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery is publishing an ambitious, large-format book of the same title. The exhibition will include approximately 50 works, the large majority of which are being seen and published for the first time.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1997

Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes focuses on the photographs the artist made during a series of road trips through the 1990s and 2000s.

Friedlander’s black-and-white landscapes incorporate a panoply of natural forms: swooping mountain ridges, mirrored lakes, twisting trees, and tufted grasses. Even in daylight, Friedlander frequently employs flash to create densely layered compositions melding foreground and background.

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, 2000

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