Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Connecticut College

New London, CT



Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of Trees


Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College announces a new exhibition of silver gelatin photographs, "Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of Trees," opening to the public on March 19, 2000 and on view through May 7, 2000.

Visitors will look at trees with a different perspective and with a whole new appreciation after viewing the stunning new exhibit "Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of Trees." His beautiful portraits open a window to nature, revealing its intelligence and grace, its vulnerability and grand achievements, its architecture, and its very consciousness. Zetterstrom shows us trees as a measure and expression of time itself. One may wonder "What are trees doing when we humans are not watching?" Zetterstrom's sensitive photographs answer that question. These photographic portraits also document the interaction of trees within their own environment; they reveal nature as it affects trees of every kind. These photographs are about much more than just the trees to which Tom Zetterstrom is so devoted; they are about life and death in the purest black and white visual form. Zetterstrom tree photographs are not simply fine art, they are historical documents of the land and its history. (left: White Oak, 1994)

Tom Zetterstrom has had numerous one-man exhibitions including those at the Mattatuck Museum, Bates College Museum of Art, and The Asia Society. He has also participated in group exhibitions including High Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the International Center of Photography. Zetterstrom is represented in many public and private collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Fogg Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Library of Congress owns 24 Zetterstrom photographs. (right: Shagbark Hickory 78)

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