Wynn Bullock: Revelations

January 12, 2018 - April 28, 2018
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Wynn Bullock: Revelations

This exhibition represents the most comprehensive assessment of photographer Wynn Bullock’s (1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly 40 years and is the first major exhibition of his work to be held in Iowa. 

Bullock’s artistic practice was guided by an interest in the mid-20th-century dialogue about the structure of the universe and humanity’s place within it. Drawn to the spirit of experimentation that marked scientific and philosophical endeavors of his day, Bullock used his knowledge of quantum physics, special relativity and the space-time continuum as a reference point for his own intuitive and personal explorations of the world.
Bullock worked in the American Modernist tradition alongside his colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and Ansel Adams. He garnered enormous acclaim during his lifetime, yet the breadth of his career has remained largely in the shadows since his death in 1975. The exhibition surveys the arc of Bullock’s innovative achievements in more than 70 vintage prints, which include early experimental works of the 1940s to his late metaphysical photographs of the 1970s.

Wynn Bullock: Revelations was curated by Brett Abbott, director of collections and exhibitions, Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth and former curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The exhibition was organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson. 

On view January 13-April 29, 2018

Support for this exhibition is provided by The Donald and Marilyn Keough Family.
Generous in-kind support for this exhibition is provided by Tru Vue, Inc. and Avyve.
Sponsor for this exhibition at the Figge Art Museum is provided by the Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation.

Companion event
Thursday, March 8
5:30 p.m. Opening Reception
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Join us for a public lecture and conversation with the exhibition’s curator Brett Abbott, and Bullock’s daughter Barbara Bullock Wilson, who will discuss her father's life and work. 

image: Wynn Bullock (American, 1902-1975), Lynne, Point Lobos, 1956, gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in., Collection Center for Creative Photography, © Bullock Family Photography LLC, all rights reserved.

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