In this major mid-career museum survey, Landscape Seen & Imagined documents Clifford Ross’ longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries, and an exterior performing arts courtyard.
In the museum’s tallest gallery, for example, Ross’s Harmoniums — small details extracted from the large Mount Sopris image and then accentuated with bright hues — are made visible to visitors through their smartphones. Juxtaposed against the stark power of the mountainscape — which is rendered as a negative in black ink — the Harmoniums infuse the viewing experience with color and interactive movement.
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