Mark Klett and Peter Vincent photography at Prichard Art Gallery Aug. 19-Oct. 11

Friday, July 31 2009


July 31, 2009

Written by Marnie Driflot

MOSCOW, Idaho – Combining photography of hot rods and contemporary landscapes, the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery will exhibit Mark Klett's "Selected Landscapes" and Peter Vincent's "Bonneville and Beyond" Aug. 19 - Oct. 11.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

The exhibit features two artists who have focused on the American West with some level of human interaction with the environment.

Klett’s main concentrate is human interaction with the environment, both personally and as a society. Trained as a geologist, Klett established his artistic perspective on the Western American landscape as the chief photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977-79), which rephotographed scenes visited by the first photographic surveys of the West in the 1860s and 1870s.

Vincent, a local artist, has spent more than 20 years photographing the American Hot Rod with many books and magazine publications. He has a particular interest in car culture and its expression at the Bonneville Salt Flats and the endless variety of dry lakes and drag strips that dot the American landscape. Most of his photographs for this exhibit will be black and white, with a few select works in color.

"Mark is at the forefront of contemporary landscape photography and included in numerous major museum collections, and Peter is acknowledged as one of the best hot rod photographers with numerous books and magazine publications," said Roger Rowley, director of the Prichard Art Gallery. "They share an understanding of the history of landscape photography against which they focus on particular traditions. Put them together and there should be an interesting dialogue on landscape aesthetics and how the environment is both background and foreground for what we do."

Support for the exhibit comes from Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery, the College of Art and Architecture, the Office of the Provost and the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI).

The Prichard Art Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main streets in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information is available at www.uidaho.edu/galleries.
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Media Contact: Roger Rowley, University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery, (208) 885-3586, rrowley@uidaho.edu





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