Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West::February 1st


Curated by Todd Johnson-Mark Hooper, Timothy Hursley, Ethan Jackson, David Levinthal, Marne Lucas, Richard Misrach, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Lori Nix, Shawn Records, and Berthold Steinhilber

Opening Reception
Friday, February 1st 6-9pm

A look at the legacy and influence of the mythology and romanticism of the American western frontier on contemporary photography. Wild Wild West looks at the cultural icon of the pioneer as an explorer of unresolved wilderness; heroic individuals traveling across a rugged and dangerous terrain, mapping out an idealized territory. Photography played a critical role in documenting this magnificent and impressive landscape of the new Americas. Manifest destiny stated the belief that the United States had a mission to expand, spreading its form of democracy and freedom. What captivates us still with the legends and myths of the Wild Wild West?

For more information please contact Paul Middendorf paul@galleryhomeland.org.