Norton Museum of Art

West Palm Beach, Florida

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Imperiled Landscapes - Endangered Legends: Photographs by Lynn Hyman Butler

April 10 - June 20, 1999


Lynn Butler has pioneered a new and highly personal method of shooting hypnotic color photographs from horseback. A slow shutter speed and the motion of the horse combine to create images of arrested motion that are truly impressionistic, a feeling that she heightens by manipulating color so that it becomes particularly intense. Butler photographs the countryside and cultures she fears are endangered, with an eye honed by her love of horses and the places and landscape they inhabit. The exhibition includes her Legend of Sleepy Hollow series, created around Tarrytown -- the location of that legend, the wild horses of the Camargue in southeastern France, Native Americans, and the Amish.

The exhibition will be installed in two adjacent galleries. The first gallery will be installed with Butler's Cibachrome prints; the second gallery will contain an installation of stereo images that utilize the newest cutting-edge photographic technology to produce a series of mesmerizing 3-D images. The Norton Museum is pleased to be the first venue to exhibit these stereo images. When viewed with the special glasses provided, the photographs instantly appear to be three-dimensional; the landscapes inhabited by ghostly horses and ethereal figures suddenly seem otherworldly.

Lynn Butler has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for nearly two decades; her work has recently been included in the prestigious touring Aperture exhibition Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age. In addition, Butler's work is represented in numerous public collections including the Brooklyn Museum; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; New Orleans Museum of Art; Musee deElysee, Lausanne, Switzerland; Wichita Museum; Portland Museum, Portland, Maine; and the Denver Museum of Art.

The exhibition is organized by the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.

From top to bottom: Mohonk Fall, Cibachrome, edition 10/25, 11 x 14 inches; Rider in the Camargue, Cibachrome, edition 23/25, 16 x 20 inches; Unpossessable, Cibachrome, edition 3/25, 16 x 20 inches

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