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Desert Reclaimed

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Circle of Fire in the Desert, 2002 Pigment Ink Print © The artist
Desert Reclaimed

49 Geary St.
Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94108
January 3rd, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Opening: January 3rd, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.kochgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
info@kochgallery.com
PHONE:  
415.421.0122
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-5:30
TAGS:  
photography, landscape, modern
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

SAN FRANCISCO – The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Alfredo De Stefano: Desert Reclaimed, the artist’s first West Coast solo gallery exhibition of his large-scale color photographs.
 
One of Mexico's most prominent contemporary conceptual photographers, De Stefano photographs the desert landscape, creating enigmatic images that address the natural environment's elemental significance and our relationship to the land.  For De Stefano, "The desert is a metaphor of life and of death… a place where you can find the coincidence of the beginning and the end." Often employing ice, fire, and light, De Stefano creates site-specific installations akin to the land art of Robert Smithson, Richard Long, and Andy Goldsworthy.

De Stefano was born in Monclova, Coahuila, a city in the desert in Northeastern Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the The Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012; Fourth International Biennial of Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2010; International Biennial of Guangzhou, Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2009; and the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008. De Stefano's monographs include In This Place, 2008, Brief Chronicles of Light, 2007 and Replenishing Emptiness, 2002. Among the institutions that have collected De Stefano's work are The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; and the FEMSA Collection, Monterrey, Mexico.