The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce Sally Gall's third solo exhibition of new black and white landscape photographs. Gall's photographs are recognized as among the most formally innovative, and technically exquisite works in this genre, and her new work pushes beyond all her previous accomplishments. Over the years, she has evolved from working with a Diana camera with its "low tech" lens distortions to the razor-sharp square format Hasselblad camera. The locales for her landscape have moved from more "organized" settings, such as formal gardens and parks, to sites comprised of the bare bones.
Gall has worked in Bali and Scotland to produce this new body of work. Many of the images unite water and land—providing a vision of moments which are always there, but rarely seen. They suggest the theme of the earth as constantly changing and recreating itself, with all anticipated reference points deleted. When man's presence is felt, as in a rice field, it represent the working landscape, not transformed for decorative reasons, but as a means of creating sustenance.
Gall's work has been exhibited and published widely. Recently, her work appeared in Pools by Kelly Klein, and is included in a group show "Picturing Paradise: Art and the Rainforests" curated by Walter Hopps, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. A solo exhibition was held in 1988 at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. Her editorieal work has appeared widely in such publications at The New York Times Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, and Esquire. Currently, a monograph and traveling museum exhibition entitled "Water's Edge" is being planned by Umbra Editions in collaboration with the gallery.
For further information and press prints, please call the gallery at 431-0747.