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Opening Reception

Grays the Mountain Sends: Opening Reception with Bryan Schutmaat

Tuesday, September 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

FREE

Join us for the opening reception for Grays the Mountain Sends, an exhibition of photographs by Bryan Schutmaat, the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize winner, whose work was chosen from over one thousand entries. Schutmaat’s images describe a series of mining sites and small, hardscrabble mountain towns. Also portrayed are the people who have worked in them, built them, and a few younger people who might—or might not—be looking for a way out of them. It’s this balance between the clearly ravaged land and equally devastated faces, with a few moments of youth, beauty, and the last glimmer of promises never truly fulfilled, that elevates Schutmaat’s work

Image: Bryan Schutmaat, Abandoned Homestead, Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado, 2011

Grays the Mountain Sends: Opening Reception with Bryan Schutmaat