Beth Ganz
American,
Exhibitions
2018
JuxtaPositions,
The Painting Center
2015
Enchanted Landscapes,
The Curator Gallery

Beth Ganz’s lyrical photogravures of vines, moss, and tree branches in both positive and negative are more evocative than representational, reflecting nature’s impressionistic and decorative qualities. Constructed from prints on delicate kozo shi paper and layers of wallpaper, wax, oil paint, and calligraphy, they feature in a recent body of work—along with abstract images sourced from architecture, Abstract Expressionism, topographical maps, and classical Chinese scroll painting—that synthesizes late Modernism, the romantic landscape, and decaying architectural sites. Drawing upon the themes of memory and history, the work exudes nostalgia. “The flux between the surface of the image and the photograph's illusory depth alludes to landscape painting's historical legacy of bringing inside the outside, of offering a window onto another world,” Ganz describes.

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