Saturday, January 13, through Sunday, April 29
Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA
The photography of 20th Century photographer Wynn Bullock is currently included in more than 90 major museum collections worldwide, and in the Figge's new exhibit Wynn Bullock: Revelation – on display from January 13 through April 29 – museum guests will be treated to the most comprehensive assessment of Bullock’s (1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly 40 years, as well as the first major exhibition of his work to be held in Iowa.
Born in Chicago in 1902, Bullock’s artistic practice was guided by an interest in the mid-20th-Century dialogue about the structure of the universe and humanity’s place within it. Drawn to the spirit of experimentation that marked scientific and philosophical endeavors of his day, Bullock used his knowledge of quantum physics, special relativity, and the space-time continuum as reference points for his own intuitive and personal explorations of the world.
Bullock worked in the American Modernist tradition alongside his colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams and garnered enormous acclaim during his lifetime, yet the breadth of his career has remained largely in the shadows since his death in 1975. The Figge's new exhibition surveys the arc of Bullock’s innovative achievements in more than 70 vintage prints, which include early experimental works of the 1940s to his late metaphysical photographs of the 1970s.
Wynn Bullock: Revelations was curated by Brett Abbott, director of collections and exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and former curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where the exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.
Museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays) and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Wynn Bullock: Revelations and the Figge's other exhibits, programs, and events, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org.