Portraits of the American Wilds by Loren Klyne
Mill House artist resident show @ Radical Abacus
OPENING: May 12, 6-9 pm, Radical Abacus
ARTIST TALK: May 26, 2pm
GALLERY HOURS: Weekends 12-5 & by appointment through June 3
Raised in the woods of the Pacific Northwest and trained as a naturalist, Loren Klyne aims to cultivate an appreciation for wilderness through nature writing and film photography. His current project “Portraits of the American Wilds” is a documentation of and reflection on 21 national monuments under review by the Trump administration for possible downsizing. Through time spent in each monument, Loren has created a photographic and written portrait of each of these National Monuments, paying homage to the public lands and wilderness of the western United States. This work was produced over the course of 7 months as Loren lived in and documented these national monuments. This travel through the western states was followed by a 2 month artist residency at the Nambe Mill House in Santa Fe, NM.
“My work is analog in form. I shoot with 35mm film, and transcribe field notes to journal nightly using a rigorous system of natural history recordkeeping. These methods of production honor slowness and care. Taking my time in such a way allows me to connect fully with each space, and most importantly pay due respect to the natural world."