Horizons: Photographs by Donald Woodman at Agora Gallery April 5-25, 2018

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Horizons: Photographs by Donald Woodman at Agora Gallery April 5-25, 2018

Agora Gallery is pleased to present Horizons: Photographs by Donald Woodman, a focused exhibition featuring recent works by internationally recognized artist and longtime Duggal client Donald Woodman. With a career spanning over forty-five years, Woodman is an established large format photographer and has collaborated with and assisted artists such as architectural photographer Ezra Stoller, American photographer Minor White, and abstract painter Agnes Martin. Moving adeptly between commercial and fine arts photography, Woodman’s unique combination of traditional and digital methods lends his work technical proficiency, formal refinement, and conceptual weight. His diverse subject matter, ranging from portraits and landscapes to probing examinations of masculinity and personal identity, remains consistently intimate, characterized by a subversive perspective and eccentric wit.

Donald Woodman

Though Woodman has been an engrained figure in the international art world for decades, the artist has chosen to remain at the margins, living and working primarily in the American Southwest. Regarding this tendency, Woodman says, “For most of my career, New Mexico has provided me with a respite from some of the unbearable excesses of civilization. I have chosen to stay out of the limelight in order to preserve the freedom to pursue my personal vision.”

Donald Woodman Horizons

Aptly, Horizons is an exhibition of large-scale photographic prints capturing the vastness of the American Southwestern landscape. Focusing on the dramatic play of light on the horizon, Woodman’s recent works posit the desert as a sanctuary. His reverence for the landscape is evidenced in these rich, lush photographs that highlight the unique and fragile ecology and question notions of limitless natural resources and boundless frontiers.

Donald Woodman Horizons

Woodman’s works are in the permanent collections of dozens of institutions including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; and Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan, as well as various private collections. His photographs have also been published in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Art in America, and ARTnews, amongst many others. Woodman has frequently collaborated with his partner, the iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago, to realize significant projects at institutions including Getty Research Institute and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as transdisciplinary projects at universities including Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA/ Pomona Arts Colony/Pitzer College Claremont CA. In 2016, Woodman published a memoir titled Agnes Martin and Me recounting his time working closely with the renowned artist.

Donald Woodman Horizons

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Donald Woodman Horizons