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Andy Goldsworthy: Photographs
With a special selection of photographs from two decades of work, the exhibition presents a sampling of Goldsworthy's broad range of "collaborations with nature" throughout his career. We trace Goldsworthy's work from rock-balancing sculptures in 1978 to leaf-colored pools in 1997. He has used only what has been readily available to him in each location, whether it had been in the forest, the outback, or the north pole, working with natural materials such as rocks, leaves, and ice, among many others.
Although Goldsworthy's work falls into a range of classifications from performance, sculptural and environmental art, often it is his photographic work that allows his creations to live on, given their transient and ephemeral nature. While the photographs serve as document and record of a fleeting moment of creation, they also stand on their own as aesthetic and conceptual works of art. Within each photograph he captures sculptural, compositional and painterly interests as well as the poetic metaphor of the temporality and fragility of man's interventions in the large scheme of nature.
Andy Goldsworthy was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England. He studied at the Bradford College of Art and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Preston Ploytechnic (University of Central Lancashire) in 1978. He received an honorary degree from the University of Bradford in 1993 and was a Cornell A.D.White Professor-At-Large from 2000 to 2008.
Over a dozen major publications document the works of Andy Goldsworthy and he has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the great honor of being appointed officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000. His work is represented in numerous major museums around the world, most notably with the permanent installations he had been commissioned to create for the National Museum in Washington DC, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Storm King Sculpture Park in Upstate New York, among others.
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