The Wild West: G2 Gallery Celebrates 100 Years of National Parks in Stunning Images
From the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite to the ancient pueblos of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the G2 Gallery on Abbot Kinney is celebrating the beauty of the West in one of its largest exhibits since opening in 2008.
Together with the Western National Parks Association, G2 Gallery presents "100 Years of National Parks: The West" open now through December 24.
Curators reviewed more than 1,500 photographs submitted by artists after the open call, and the show includes photographic luminaries, such as Robert Glenn Ketchum and Art Wolfe, as well as emerging photographers like L.A. local Rich Greene, a former Fox Broadcasting producer, and John Fisanotti, a former public servant now pursuing his childhood passion for night-sky photography.
"It's been an exciting year celebrating 100 years of The National Park Service with regional exhibitions," says assistant curator Monika Basse. "We're ending with the parks in our own backyard, an area of the country containing landscapes from lush rainforests, colorful gorges, strange buttes and snowcapped mountains to majestically barren deserts."
The show features more than 65 images of NPS-maintained areas including parks, memorials, trails, battlefields, and monuments in the 11 western states of the continental U.S., which are Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and of course, our Golden State, California.
T.C. Badalato, John Bosma, James Bourret, Robert Bush, John D’Onofrio, Joe Doherty, Doug Dolde, Kevin Ebi, Bill Edwards, Jeremy Evans, John Fisanotti, Franka Gabler, Nicki Geigert, Javier Gil Vieco, Félix Gil de la Casa, Dan Gottlieb, Susan Gottlieb, Rich Greene, Beverly Houwing, Rick Kattelmann, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Matthew Kuhns, Mark Lissick, Jeremy Long, Tom Lowe, Barbara Michelman, Michael Miner, Marc Muench, Jésus Parra, Carl Richards, KarenSchuenemann, Cheyne Walls, Joshua Weinfeld, Buddy Weiss and Art Wolfe.
All proceeds from photography sales will be donated to Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service that develops products, services and programs to ensure national parks are increasingly valued by all.
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Lead photo by Félix Gil de la Casa "Wild Delicacy" at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming