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Friday, January 12 - Sunday, March 4, 2007

Acts of Nature: Photographs by Zoe Zimmerman

Gallery: George E. Foster, Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico presents the exhibition Acts of Nature: Photographs by Zo Zimmerman. The exhibition opens Friday, January 12 and will be on view through Sunday, March 4, 2007. It features the elegant, yet edgy albumen prints of Taos photographer Zo Zimmerman in which she uses natural and found objects to create evocative still lifes. Zo Zimmerman was born in Manhattan but her family moved to Taos in 1972 where she continues to live and work. One of the hallmarks of Zimmermans work is her ability to give ordinary things new dimensions, to make us see the everyday world from a different angle. Her images are beautiful and haunting, tonally deep and rich in the way only albumen prints can be, but with a sharp edge. She says: I find beauty to be most keen if it is also forbidding[my images] aim is to be alluring and simultaneously daunting. Zimmermans work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Fine Arts, San Antonio; the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos; the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin and the Paine Webber Collection, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Elements of Containment at Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, Contemporary Albumen Prints, Opus Gallery, New York and Recent Works at Barking Dog Pictures, New York. She has also been part of numerous group exhibitions including Sunworks at the Art Institute of Boston, Contemporary Art/Taos at the Harwood Museum, Authenticity of Memory at the Houston Center for Photography as well as shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, White Room Gallery in West Hollywood and Glendale College, Glendale, California. She also lectures and teaches workshops on alternative photographic processes. Concurrent with the Harwood Museum show, the Fenix Gallery will be hosting a show of Zimmermans photographs from January 12 through February 28. A gallery talk with the artist at the Harwood Museum is scheduled during the exhibition.