Karen Halverson: Downstream

March 8 – May 29, 2010
Jeffrey J. Hoone Gallery
Lecture: Thurs, March 11, 5pm
Reception: Thurs, April 1, 5-7pm

Light Work and Syracuse University’s Library Associates co-sponsored an exhibition featuring the photographic work of Karen Halverson and a lecture by the artist.

Halverson, a Syracuse native and fine are photographer, has been drawn to the open spaces and monumental land forms of the American West for a quarter-century, traveling the region’s vast expanses and stopping when moved to set up her large-format camera. In Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River, a two-year study of the 1,700-mile river, she maintains her signature focus on human relationships to the natural environment. “In my travels along the Colorado,” Halverson writes, “sometimes I find beauty, sometimes desecration, often a perplexing and absurd combination.”

The lecture “Photographic Adventures in the American West” took place on March 11, 2010 at 5pm. Halverson spoke about the photographic process and land use issues while presenting selected works. Copies of her book, Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River were available to purchase and have Halverson sign at the event. The lecture took place in Watson Theater at Light Work, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY.

Visit library.syr.edu/libraryassociates for full details.

Karen Halverson graduated from Nottingham High School and Stanford University and holds master’s degrees from Brandeis and Columbia universities. Her work has appeared at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Library of Congress.