Current Location:
Shelf A8 (CS2) -> Box 398
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit #2; Section A; Shelf A8; Box 398

Galveston

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.47.28
Artist:
Sally Gall
Credit:
Gift of Scott and Carla MacLeod
Medium:
Archival Pigment Print
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24" Width: 20"
Historical Context:
“For thirty years I have photographed the beauty and mystery of the natural world - its elemental and sometimes terrifying aspects, its silence, its persistence. To immerse viewers in a visceral and sensual contemplation of nature and our place within it, I have photographed gardens, cultivated fields, swimmers, jet contrails, the twilight zone in caves, blossoming trees, dramatic skies, and the ground level kingdom of things that creep and crawl. I photograph with an ever-deepening appreciation for how this place shapes us, even as we shape it with our passage.” Photographer Sally Gall lives and works in New York City. Her work is held in numerous museums and private collections around the world. Throughout her career she has focused on the natural world, using her keen eye for composition to create abstractions of familiar subjects. While her greatest interest has always been landscapes, each different series of photographs she was produced highlights a different aspect, showing us something we may not have ever seen otherwise. If human figures are present in her work they are not usually to be seen as portraits, but rather humans as an extension of nature itself. Until recently, Gall has always worked in black and white photography, but now is experimenting with color.