A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico


  Lannan Foundation


Overland: Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris
June 20 – August 9, 2009
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 5pm

Lannan Foundation presents Overland, an exhibition of 14 large, color photographs by Victoria Sambunaris from the Lannan Collection. Each year, for the last ten years, Victoria Sambunaris has set out from her home in New York to cross the United States by car, alone, with her camera. Her photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the manmade and natural adaptations that intersect it.

The images celebrate the intersection of civilization, geology and natural history, particular to the United States, featuring trains in Texas and Wyoming, trucks in New Jersey and Wisconsin, the oil pipeline in Alaska, uranium tailings in Utah, and a unique view of Arizona's Petrified Forest. Combined, they present a sparse and vast landscape, dotted by human intervention that is distinctly American.


Lannan Readings & Conversations

Rebecca Solnit
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm

photo courtesy of Jim Herrington

Rebecca Solnit is the author of twelve books, including 2007's Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics, 2005's A Field Guide to Getting Lost, 2004's Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, and 2003's River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, which won a Guggenheim in its research phase and several awards. An activist and a longtime San Franciscan, she writes about landscape, cities and other geographies, the environment, politics and visual culture. A contributing editor to Harper's, columnist for Orion, and frequent contributor to Tomdispatch.com, she is also a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award. Her next book is titled A Paradise Built in Hell: the Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster (Viking), to be released in time for the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

at the Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, map

Tickets: $6 general/$3 senior/student, available at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, 505-988-1234, www.lensic.com
Proceeds will be donated to the Lensic Performing Arts Center and 516 ARTS.

For more information about Lannan Foundation visit www.lannan.org

Lannan Foundation Gallery
309 Read Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
t. 505-986-8160 ext. 102

image: Victoria Sambunaris, Untitled, 2004, (Potash mine- distant view, Wendover, Utah), c-print. Collection of Lannan Foundation


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