Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Bill Rasdell, Robert Hewitt, George Durr – The Photography Gallery – Dec. 17, 2003 – 3 1/2 stars

The pieces presented by Rasdell are beautifully mystic images of the Indianapolis Museum of Art grounds that require the viewer to remember that these images of nature are just off of 38th and Michigan Road. These prints were created to hang alongside the Nature Conservancy's amazing exhibit, In Response to Place, at the IMA earlier this year. Images like "Early Morning Light" and "Emergence" capture foggy landscape scenes, which are then made supernaturally more misty through digital techniques. Bill may disagree, but I think they are among his most beautiful images yet. George Durr's black and white interpretations of the California land are dramatic - still with high contrast though the paper has a soft, tactile quality. Though all of his images are very striking, the consistent quality wavered ever so slightly. Some images appear grainy while others are crisp and sharp. His "Hail Bales" from the Badlands in North Dakota is an image any photographer would admire with its hot white light speckling off the hay. Through Dec. 22, 2003; 317-423-9237. – Mary Lee Pappas

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