(January 8, 2018) – A new exhibition will be opening at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday. Wynn Bullock: Revelationsrepresents 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.
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.
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.
Curated by Brett Abbott, former curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and director of collections and exhibitions, Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. The exhibition was organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.
Support for Wynn Bullock: Revelations is provided by The Donald and Marilyn Keough Family. Generous in-kind support is provided by Tru Vue, Inc. and Avyve. The sponsor at the Figge Art Museum is The Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation. The exhibition will be on view on the second floor Katz Gallery January 13–April 29, 2018.
Opening Reception & Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 8
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Join us for a public lecture and conversation with the exhibition’s curator Brett Abbott, and welcome Bullock’s daughters, Lynne Harrington-Bullock and Barbara Bullock-Wilson, who will discuss their father’s life and work.
Free Family Day
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, February 24
Enjoy free admission all day with activities related to the current exhibitions.
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To schedule a guided tour, contact Heather Aaronson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.345.6630.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the
museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and
students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.