Thursday, May 27, 2010

Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel

Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel
Mark Ruwedel, Purgatoire River Site, #2. Gelatin silver print, 1996.
Collection of the artist, courtesy Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica, CA)

On view June 12, 2010 to January 1 2011

Located in the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery at The Peabody Essex Museum

"Imprints": Photographs by Mark Ruwedel presents spectacular color and black-and-white images of dinosaur tracks and ancient human footpaths by preeminent American landscape photographer Mark Ruwedel. These works record the persistence of ancient tracks in the land over millennia and the strange and wonderful locations in which prehistoric evidence is found. In Ruwedel's photographs, footprints appear and disappear inexplicably, descending into gorges, crossing rivers and circling mountains -- mysterious mementos of peoples and animals from long ago. The photographs are beautiful and evocative, raising questions about the passage of time and the nature of photographic representation.

Special Press Event

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 6:30 - 8 PM

Members of the press are invited to an evening of Cocktails & Conversation. Join artist Mark Ruwedel and PEM's Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger, for an advance preview and private tour of Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel.

Please RSVP by June 1st to Whitney Riepe at or 978-745-9500 x3228.

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