Ready to step out of the heat and into some really chill art? Edward Burtynsky, a Canadian photographer, is the featured artist at the Phoenix Art Museum’s (PAM) Steele Gallery with his latest exhibit that highlights the interconnection between man, landscapes and water.
Through his extensive travels around the world he has featured the world of water and man through different art mediums. Whether it’s an aerial image that elicits an unhealthy ecosystem within the travesty of an old mining town or an elegant oil depicting the natural world and its spiritual role with man, Burtynsky has proven he has an eye for the big picture!
His primary focus is the global portrait of water but this local exhibit at the PAM features the interconnection between man and water as it relates to the physical landscape.
Edward Burtynsky’s art has been exhibited in more than 50 major museums and is a 2016 winner of The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts which is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. Other accolades include the Rencontres d’Arles Outreach Award, a TED Prize, The International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award and his work was the focus of the film Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal.
His art hits close to home and he has highlighted Scottsdale, Arizona in his previous work found in the Metivier Gallery in Toronto with a copyrighted digital chromogenic print of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2011.
Burtynsky’s work can be viewed now through September 18, 2016 in downtown Phoenix at the PAM.
Tight on funds? The PAM offers the discounted general admission of $5 to this exhibit on the first Friday of the month and Wednesdays from 3 – 9 p.m. All other times, general admission is $18 for adults.
The exhibit runs from now through September 18, 2016, this is one exhibit you won’t want to miss!