Contemporary Photography and the Garden: Deceits and Fantasies

January 14 – April 30, 2006

Contemporary Photography and the Garden presents the work of sixteen American and European photographers that examine the diverse forms and rich metaphorical associations of gardens. Ranging from depictions of gardens as tranquil havens to places of tension where beauty seems to coexist with inexorable forces of nature, these photographs present varied responses to the structure and symbolism of the garden. Sally Apfelbaum, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie are among the artists represented. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of the Arts.