Current Exhibit: Iterations in Stone
The Desert Light Gallery is pleased to present “Iterations in Stone”, a Mojave National Preserve Artists in Residence exhibition from art photographer Ken Cook. Cook began his Artists in Residence project with a simple premise; photograph a unique formation of jumbled boulders in the Mid Hills area of Mojave National Preserve from the same location and perspective over a years’ time under different light, weather, seasons, and atmospherics. After capturing more than several thousand images over 13 months, Ken presents 6 pictorial images in combination with 12 iterations of this thematic study.
January 4 – March 30, 2016
Iterations in Stone presents 18-pigment on paper prints derived from a thematic study of a complex rock formation in the Mid-Hills area of Mojave National Preserve. These large-scale prints are texturally captivating, but the role of an artist is often to dismantle existing communication codes and reassemble them to present the world with new views.
Since the turn of the last century, transcontinental railroads have promoted rail travel to national parks by producing framed prints and advertising art that depicts the beauty of these national treasures. The tradition of close ties between the railroads, art, and national parks continues at the Desert Light Gallery in Kelso Depot Visitor Center.