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Emmet Gowin Dreams of Stars

October 04, 2014, through November 09, 2014
Emmet Gowin photographs subjects at the core of life, from intimate family relationships to the man-marked landscape. He records the textures, tones, and patterns that surround us, forcing us to look closely at the seemingly familiar. In the fall of 2014 Gowin was a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth, and while on campus he met with students, faculty, and community members. This exhibition displayed work spanning Gowin’s career—pictures of his wife, Edith, and her family from the 1970s, aerial environmental images from the 1980s and 90s, and more recent work exploring the beauty and diversity of insects, especially moths. Each body of work reflects the rich nuances of life and the complexity of humans’ relationship to nature.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously supported by the Harrington Gallery Fund.
Curated by Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming
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