New Art Exhibit Opens at Kelso Depot Visitor Center

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Date: January 13, 2015
Contact: Christina Mills, 760-252-6122

Mojave National Preserve invites desert travelers to a new exhibit, the photography of Eric Rosenwald, in the Desert Light Gallery at the Kelso Depot Visitor Center. In Desert Anamolies: Marvels of Mojave's Isolated Wilderness, Rosenwald presents a series of color images that evoke his own emotional reaction to nature. The exhibition runs from January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015. It is free and open to the public.

In this series of prints, Rosenwald focused on remote locations in the Preserve. "Deserts are often mistaken as lifeless, barren lands - hostile to all but the most stubborn, foolish travelers. It's not true," he said. Rather, Rosenwald finds promise and welcome in the "sublime, rugged and undisturbed wilderness" offered by the Great American deserts. 

In this exhibit, he displays photographs that capture nature's unnoticed visual arrangements, colors, and abstract geometric patterns. In an effort to show the viewer what the desert looks like in its most exceptional state - intense and bright - he usually shoot in the middle of the day. But Rosenwald also takes advantage of afternoon clouds that diffuse and soften the light for a different perspective. 

Rosenwald formerly pursued a career in music engineering and production, but is now working to become a full-time photographer. His portfolio includes work from Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley National Park, and the Sonoran and Great Basin Deserts. He lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Kelso Depot Visitor Center is located on Kelbaker Road, 34 miles south of I-15. Take the Kelbaker Road exit in Baker, CA. The visitor center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (760) 252-6108.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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