On view: 01-Nov-2018 09-Feb-2019
Richard Buswell: Close to Home
On view November 1, 2018 – February 9, 2019
Richard Buswell has photographed Western settlement sites, ghost towns and frontier homesteads for more than 41 years. He has exhibited internationally and is included in the major American collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Masur Museum of Art, and more.
Throughout his career, Buswell increasingly has moved closer to his subject matter, emphasizing corroded artifacts and decayed bones to reveal the ravages of time. Ironically, Buswell’s photographs are not about loss, but about preservation. Buswell documents the effects of extraction and industry, while also portraying the renewal of the land.
“Close to Home” features photographs from Buswell’s book of the same name. The book, published by the University of New Mexico Press, includes a foreword by George Miles, curator of the Western Americana Collection at Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and an introduction by Julian Cox, founding curator of photography and chief curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s de Young Museum.