January 26, 2009
Nationally Recognized Photographer Opens Exhibit at Oregon Law
A captivating photographic exhibit of landscape images from home and abroad, in color and black and white, opened at the Oregon Law School Gallery this week. Terri Warpinski, nationally recognized photographer and professor of art at the University of Oregon has created “from one place to another.” The exhibit is a stunning collection of 40 photographs, and features images and ideas spanning 25 years of photography by Warpinski.
Warpinski’s photographs reflect her reverence for the natural environment and her interest in the traces of human connection embedded in the landscape. She has most often photographed in the deserts of the United States, Mexico, central and eastern Australia, and the Middle East. Warpinski continues to address her home landscape from the coastal rainforest to the sage plain of the high desert, and her recent work integrates images from Italy, Spain, and China.
Warpinski’s work has received numerous reviews including a 1999 review by Helen A. Harrison of The New York Times who wrote, “She is especially attuned to the often subtle evidence of human impact on nature. . . . (Her work) invite(s) speculation about the secrets that may be revealed by close scrutiny…”