Three American Landscape Photographers Speak at Joslyn This Sunday
This Sunday, November 13, from 1-3 pm, Joslyn is presenting an artist panel featuring three acclaimed landscape photographers: Martin Stupich, William Wylie, and Steve Fitch. They are all featured in our current exhibition American Landscape: Contemporary Photographs of the West. A viewing of the show with the photographers is part of the event.

This event is free with Museum admission. And note that all active and retired military can attend free of charge (admission is FREE Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13, for all active or retired military in honor of Veterans Day).

Artist Panel: Stupich, Wylie, Fitch
Sunday, November 13; 1–3 pm
Moderated by Toby Jurovics, Joslyn’s Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, this discussion concludes with a gallery walkthrough with the artists.

Martin Stupich’s images describe the intertwined history of the natural and industrial worlds, documenting the convergence of nineteenth- and twentieth-century engineering efforts — including mines, dams, factories, and highways — with the landforms of the West. In his photographs, the concave sweep of a dam face is rendered with equal elegance as the profile of the mountain it faces, or a bridge under construction arcs gracefully overhead, a subtle reminder that there is often less distance between the natural landscape and the world we have created than might be imagined.

William Wylie focused on the Cache la Poudre River as it flows from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to join the South Platte, just north of Denver. Wylie walked the length of the Poudre with his camera, photographing this “working river” as it passes through a landscape marked by recreation, agriculture, and industry. Every site was described with the same elegance and respect, suggesting that all places – no matter how they might first appear – are capable of offering subtle insights.

Steve Fitch’s images of abandoned homes, schools, honky tonks and churches across the High Plains portray what he has called, “the most private part of the landscape.” A record of the human history of settlement of the West and its equally frequent failure due to climate or economics or simple bad luck, his photographs are an archaeology of the twentieth century.