Pace/MacGill Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition, “Hot + Bothered: Looking at the Landscape/Thinking about the World”, on view from July 11 until August 24, 2007. The gallery’s summer hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am - 5:30pm, and Friday, 9:30am - 4:00pm. The gallery will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day.
At a time when topics such as global warming and overpopulation are prevalent in the media, “Hot + Bothered” will contribute to the public conversation about these important issues and environmental concerns. The selected photographs reveal the vast scope of the evolving landscape, enable reflection upon humanity’s responsibility for these changes and, ideally, inspire acts of preservation.
Photographs from Harry Callahan’s “Water’s Edge” series transport the viewer to idyllic beaches and remind us of their fragility. Emmet Gowin’s aerial landscapes and Boris Mikhailov’s portraits of bathers in an industrial Ukrainian town starkly document the human footprint on the world. John Szarkowski and JoAnn Verburg’s views of redwoods and olive groves celebrate the monumentality, magic and majesty of trees.
In addition to the aforementioned photographers, “Hot + Bothered” will feature both modern and vintage prints by: Dieter Appelt, David Byrne, William Christenberry, Chuck Close, Mark Klett, Richard Misrach and Frederick Sommer. Each of the artists included in the exhibition eloquently addresses the urgency of protecting our vulnerable Earth.