The Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI, will exhibit the project Frozen Period by Dan Torop, FSU Assistant Professor of Art. In a series of extended residencies at the Lynden Sculpture Garden beginning in the summer of 2013, Dan Torop made photographs on the grounds which integrate an historical text–Meriwether Lewis’s June 14, 1805 diary entry describing a day and night in the environs of the Great Falls of the Missouri River–with present day visual explorations.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication that sets Torop’s images to Meriwether Lewis’s 2600-word text, and includes an essay by Nicholas Frank that continues the dialogue with Lynden’s landscape and history. The exhibition opening and publication coincide with the 210th anniversary of Meriwether Lewis’s narrative, on June 14, 2015. The exhibition will run through September 20.
In the back of the house, Dan Torop has selected paintings and works on paper from the Bradley Family Foundation collection that speak to Harry and Peg Bradley’s interest in landscape and its inhabitants. Artists include Milton Avery, Joan Miro, John James Audubon, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Dan Torop will host a picnic, a reading from the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and some westward exploration on foot and in discussion on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Bring your own picnic.
The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, will simultaneously mount an exhibition, Sublunary World, of images by Torop.
Dan Torop’s projects deal with the subjective relationship of the land and its inhabitants. He has exhibited digital and photographic work nationally since the mid-1990s, including the solo gallery shows Alkali Desert (2013), Skydiving (2010), Snowbound (2007), Estimated Landscapes (2005), Lost Domain (2002), and Landscapes (2001). Some of his Alkali Desert images are installed at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Wendover Exhibit Hall 3. His publication Skydiving (2010, A-Jump Books), a sequence of landscapes and portraits, was included in the International Center for Photography 2013 Triennial’s photo books installation. His digital Ocean has been installed at the American Museum of the Moving Image and the San Francisco Exploratorium.