Edward Burtysky: Water

Exhibition Dates: October 5 – November 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 6–9 pm (in conjunction with “Art for Arts’ Sake”)
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Water, an exhibition of photographs by Edward Burtynsky. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from October 5 – November 23, 2013. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, October 5 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with “Art for Arts’ Sake.”

Edward-Burtynsky-Colorado-River-Delta-3Water is a series of large-scale aerial photographs by world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The images, often equivocally abstract, portray humankind’s relationship with water and the dramatic effects of industrialization and the consequences of our interference. Burtynsky has traveled the world over the past five years documenting waterfronts, farmlands, irrigation plots, rivers and various water maintenance systems resulting in aesthetically powerful imagery that is at once striking and unnerving. Burtynsky, who strives to find an equal balance between form and content, hopes that the imagery in his work challenges the viewer and initiates a thought process that will eventually lead to a more conscientious view of the importance of this natural and rapidly diminishing resource.

Edward Burtynsky was born in 1955 in St. Catharines, Ontario. He studied Graphic Art at Niagara College in Welland and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Photography from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. His works are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. In 2005 he was recognized with a TED award and in 2006 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2007, he was the subject of the award-winning documentary Manufactured Landscapes. This year sees the release of a second feature documentary Watermark, a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection. Burtynsky lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Water is presented in conjunction with the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA→CAC) exhibition.