Into The Great White Sands:
Photographs by Craig Varjabedian
February 9 to April 9, 2019
Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, March 16 from 7:30-9:39pm
The Afterimage Photograph Gallery
2613 Fairmount St, Dallas, TX 75201
The Afterimage Photograph Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition – Into the Great White Sands, photographs of White Sands National Monument by acclaimed photographer Craig Varjabedian. The artist created these masterful images during a period of over five years as he explored the surrealistic landscape of White Sands, located in southeastern New Mexico.
“And so as I hike among the dunes, I work hard to quiet my mind and seek that state of heart, to tune out the distractions of the world in order to connect with a deeper presence that I sense within this landscape of great light.”, writes Craig Varjabedian in his essay in “Into the Great White Sands”.
White Sands is a place breathtakingly vast, encompassing 275 miles with a landscape entirely made of crystals of gypsum and possibly our next national park. Pure white dunes roll in waves for miles to the mountainous horizon- forming a landscape filled with spectacular color and astonishing light. The park is a place brimming with a history both ancient and recently significant, contained in an environment with flourishing vegetation and wildlife – whose days begin in vivid sunrise and end in dramatically vibrant sunsets. The images selected for the exhibition are from his collection found in his recently published book of the same name. Autographed books are available for purchase at the gallery.