Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2015

Dry Tailings #2, Northern Alberta. Canada, 2010
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “The True Cost of Oil,” by Canadian photographer Garth Lenz from Wednesday, August 26, through Monday, October 5. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, September 11.

Lenz’s primary subject is the landscape, both natural and industrial, photographed from the land and the air. By seeking different viewpoints, subjects and approaches, he produces images which challenge traditional assumptions of landscape photography and beauty.

Melissa Ryan, senior editor of photo and design for Nature Conservancy Magazine, says "Garth’s visual style is a blend of bold use of color and strong graphic compositions. Whether from the air or on the ground, Garth creates relationships between elements in the image, both spatially and metaphorically, to tell an ecological story. His images have a crafted, fine-art quality feeling — even ‘disturbing’ content like his tar sands images. His understanding of complex environmental issues allows him to make powerfully relevant and important images. To me, it is the combination of his visual style and his choice of content that makes Garth a special photographer.”

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
Ladue, MO 63124
314-993-4040

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