Freakin’ Stunning

• Stephen Strom •
February 18 – March 25, 2009

Artist Reception, March 5th, 6-8 pm

Benham Gallery is pleased to announce Freakin’ Stunning, an exhibition by fine art photographer Stephen Strom. This artist explores the dessert environment in a conceptual way that dismisses the horizon line to create a continual landscape.

Stephen’s choice to eliminate clues as to where the land begins and ends allows the viewer to experience a two-dimensionality of textures and patterns. Upon closer examination one will see clues Stephen has left in the frame to make the viewer aware that the image in front of them is a grand landscape with depth, dimension and distance. It is in this moment, when we are transfixed between the abstract and the real that we realize these images are “freakin’ stunning!”

From 1964 – 2007, after earning his undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. from Harvard College, Stephen Strom held a professional career as an astronomer. In 1978, Strom began photographing, and studied both the history of photography and silver and non-silver photography in studio courses with Keith McElroy, Todd Walker and Harold Jones at the University of Arizona. Strom’s work, largely interpretations of landscapes, has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is held in several permanent collections.

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