Deborah Bell Photographs presents its second exhibition of photographs by Mariana Cook. The exhibition is on view in September and October, and features prints from Cook’s stunning monograph, Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries (Damiani, 2011).
In her series STONE WALLS, Cook examines one of man’s earliest and most enduring methods of defining territories: the stone wall. Sculptural and practical, majestic and humble, Cook’s photographs of dry stone walls capture a fundamental relationship between human beings and the landscape.
STONE WALLS was conceived by Mariana Cook, the last protégé of Ansel Adams, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on the day before Thanksgiving 2002. After 56 cows strayed through a crumbling section of the stone wall she shares with her neighbor, Cook studied the tumbled wall and was struck by its beauty. With that inspiration, Cook spent the next eight years traveling to farms, towns, and temples in Peru, Great Britain, Ireland, the Mediterranean, New England, and Kentucky in pursuit of dry stone walls.
For more information: www.cookstudio.com/exhibitions/deborah-bell-photographs
Deborah Bell Photographs
16 East 71st Street, Suite 1d New York, New York 10021 USA
September 06, 2018 to October 27, 2018