“Wheat, An American Series”, photographs by Neal Rantoul, Oct. 23-Nov. 21
October 23 to November 21, Opening and reception October 23, 6-9 pm, gallery talk @7:30 pm
Neal Rantoul has been photographing the wheat fields near Pullman, Washington for many years. Landscape photographers working in New England work mostly with a scale that is limited by trees, hills and restricted views. On the other hand, the wheat growing region in the state of Washington, called The Palouse, is almost limitless in that there are few restrictions to seeing a great distance. Rantoul thinks of the fields as a kind of “canvas” with which he can abstract the colors and textures by how he photographs, sometimes from the air.
Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has been head of the Photography Program in the Department of Art and Design at Northeastern University in Boston since 1981. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad and his work is found in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and many others.