Changing Gallery

Open October 2, 2015 to August 31, 2016

Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton

Artist's Statement

"This series of landscape photographs is my portrait of the American desert.  I wish to question Man's treatment of the desert and our existence there by exploring various themes and issues through my art,  My concerns for the desert are serious but my artistic vision is often symbolic, whimsical, and even ironic.  While the crux of the series is the narrative theme regarding Man's relations to the desert, I am equally motivated by artistic values and personal expression.  I create highly formal, graphic compositions, enhanced by working in B&W, without the distractions of color, yet avoiding a level of abstraction that would diminish the sense of realism in the depicted scenes.  I strive for high-quality images by shooting with a 4x5 view camera, and then utilizing sophisticated digital equipment for scanning and printing." - Wayne Norton

This exhibit is included with paid museum admission.