For almost five decades, Adams’s extraordinarily influential photographs have explored the western American landscape and its transformations. In his most recent project, Adams shifts focus to his immediate environs, and finds related complexity, beauty, and mystery through photographs made in and around his own home.
Looking intently at the house in Astoria, Oregon, that he and his wife Kerstin have shared for almost 20 years, Adams focuses on the details that define “home”: a kitchen table, books and paintings, wooden carvings and calligraphy (created by both Adams and his wife), flowers in vases, and the darkroom with its tools of the artist’s trade. Periodically shifting to porch or garden, as one might step outside over the course of a day, Adams’s photographs convey appreciation of the nearly imperceptible changes in familiar surroundings: the view of the Columbia River, the play of light on leaves, and most especially the ever-shifting clouds.
ROBERT ADAMS: AROUND THE HOUSE & OTHER NEW WORK
Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2016 – April 23, 2016
49 Geary Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108