ST. PAUL, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2015) — Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents Rephotographing the Mississippi: Returning to the Work of Henry Bosse. The exhibit opens on Friday, Sept. 4 and continues through Oct. 2. The reception is 5–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. The reception includes a gallery talk from 7–7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, at the university’s Saint Paul Campus.
This exhibition features the landscape photography of two Minnesotans, the late Henry Bosse and Christopher Faust, Minneapolis. Describing the project’s premise, Faust said, “These new pieces are made from rephotographs of the original sites that Henry Bosse made from a series of images of the Upper Mississippi from 1880-1898. The original Bosse plates were made as part of a commission by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as for the primary purpose of mapping the upper channel for future development of locks and dams. I’m trying to go back to the original sites (seemingly impossible in most cases) and make a present day photograph.”
Regarding the exhibition, gallery director Erica Rasmussen said, “This exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to cross time and examine the development of the one of Minnesota’s most precious natural and cultural resources … the mighty Mississippi. Through the lens of Faust’s camera, viewers will be witness to numerous physical changes upon the landscape, as well the technical evolution of the camera.”
For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director,
at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at [email protected].
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