Gallery Talk: The Legacy of the New Topographics with Greg Foster Rice

Friday, Sep 30, 2022 12 – 1 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Join us for a talk with Greg Foster-Rice on the lasting influence of the New Topographics movement, which began in 1975 and marked a shift from artists creating romanticized depictions of pristine landscapes to using a seemingly detached or ironic approach. They photographed everyday locations, such as suburban developments and parking lots, where the interests of humans and nature frequently collide. Foster-Rice will delve into the history of this movement and its artists in Beyond the Frame, including Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, and Henry Wessel. Greg Foster-Rice is Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago and co-editor of the anthology Reframing the New Topographics (Center for American Places, 2011).   

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Image: Lewis Baltz, New Industrial Parks #10, from the New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California portfolio, 1974