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Photographic landscape exhibit opens Jan. 23 at Idaho State University Davis Gallery

Posted January 13, 2012

The "Interpretive Images of the Natural Landscape" exhibit by photographer Greg Jahn will be on display Jan. 24-Feb. 3 at the Idaho State University John B. Davis Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

The opening reception with the artist present is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Greg Jahn image.Regular Davis Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The exhibition will feature photographs of the American West, including new work never before displayed. The series of new photos from northern Arizona will focus on natural landscape images of profoundly unique colorful carved sandstone.

Jahn grew up in Idaho and has been exploring the natural landscape, most often off trail and alone, since the mid-70's. His passion for finding the most remote untouched places in nature, combined with decades of experience with the camera, have produced a set of images, which are significantly unique. With a special emphasis on Idaho and the high desert canyons of the Colorado Plateau, his works encompass most of the American West.

"Interpreting the natural landscape as an art form begins with the process of developing a relationship with nature on a deep personal level," Jahn said. "I have dedicated my life to the growth of this relationship, and through my personal style of creation of the photographic print it is my intent to describe this experience. Through my works I intend to nurture an awareness that nature is part of us, not outside of us."

With the advent of new digital technologies for producing color prints from film, Jahn was inspired to pursue the limits of this new potential. He has worked full-time as an artist since 2001. All prints are gallery quality, produced on archival papers with archival inks, and all work is done by Jahn.

For more information regarding the gallery, contact Amy Jo Popa, John B. Davis Gallery director, at 282-3341.