Free opening reception on Friday, October 26, 5-8:00 pm. With a talk by Greg Conniff beginning at 7:00 pm in the Wisconsin Studio, across the hall from the James Watrous Gallery.
Greg Conniff has an eye for commonplace beauty. His critically acclaimed photographs focus on neglected and overlooked places: backyards, railroad embankments, overgrown gardens, and scrubby industrial lots. Conniff seeks out places where wildness rubs up against developed land, emerging in exuberant tangles of unmanaged life and growth. His prints are noted for their extraordinary detail and rich, atmospheric quality. - 30 - is a retrospective including photographs selected from thirty years of Conniff’s work, and will allow visitors an opportunity to explore his serial approach to specific landscapes and formal ideas. A longtime Madisonian, Conniff plans to spend several hours in the gallery every Thursday afternoon for free-form conversation with visitors about the photographs and any ideas that might rise from them.
Gallery hours: T-Th 11-5, F-Sa 11-9, Sun 11-5. Closed Mondays; on Saturday, October 27, we will close at 5:00 pm because of the annual Freakfest event downtown. For more information, call 265-2500 or visit us on the web at wisconsinacademy.org/gallery.