Figge Museums "New Photography" Exhibit Includes Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions

March 25, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


color photograph of woman on horse facing down armed police at Standing Roock protest, 2016
©Ryan Vizzions: 
"Defend The Sacred", Cannon Ball, Standing Rock, Standing Rock, North Dakota, 2016

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March 24, 2022

The Figge Art Museum has an extensive photography collection that continues to grow. Beginning Saturday, visitors are invited to step into the Figge's second-floor Lewis Gallery to view a small selection of the museum's most recent photographic additions.

Important works by some of the most significant photographers of our time provide us with a brief survey of the collection's recent growth and the varying impulses that guide contemporary photography, according to a Thursday museum release.

The New Photography exhibition series allows the Figge to share with the QC community some of the museum's newly acquired works featuring objects, landscapes and figures, including photos that will adorn the Figge's walls for years to come.

"Despite the proliferation of images made with our smart phones and circulated through social media, dedicated photographers continue to create iconic images that stand above the rest," said Director of Collections and Exhibitions Andrew Wallace. "From the frontlines of conflict to the frontlines of daily life, photographers reward us with pictures that encourage us to look more closely at the world around us and so that we may better see ourselves."

Acclaimed 20th-century masters including Lynn Davis and Douglas Prince — as well as recent works by Cara Romero, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb, and Ryan Vizzions — will be on view.

From the real to the surreal, the exhibition will highlight photography's continued ability to engage, inform, and amaze. New Photography will be on view (at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) through July 3, 2022.


225 West Second Street

Davenport, Iowa

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