Monumental photography by Gifford Ewing
1801 California Street
Denver, CO 8020
“As the trends and movements in photography sway toward alternative techniques and digital imagery, my work captures the purity and natural beauty of the landscape on more traditional black and white or color film. I like to think that my photography displays the ‘artistic forms created by a landscape’ – the texture of the land and the tones and interplay of light in pristine environments.” – Gifford Ewing
Gifford Ewing has long captured in powerful and enigmatic ways the rural and urban landscapes of the American West, using traditional photographic techniques. So it is with Threshold, on display at 1801 California. The rich tonality and sheer size of his newer, larger format works transcend the limitations of scale and offer the viewer not just a window to the natural world, but a doorway. One feels as if they are standing on the precipice of reality, invited to step across the threshold and into the grandeur of the environment itself. Smaller color photographs extend the same invitation through quiet and dramatic play of light and hue upon remote locations. Take a moment out of your day to cross the threshold into Ewing’s majestic works.
Curated by Andra Archer.