South Texas

23 April - 18 June 2005

A photographer for whom the human subject is often at the crux of her own self-discovery, Graciela Iturbide has recently relinquished her usual preoccupation with the indigenous people of her country in order to confront the solitary natural environment.  A selection of images taken in the Botanical Gardens of Oaxaca and at Santa Gertrudis, South Texas reveal a portion of Iturbide’s artistic compulsion rarely evoked in her previous work.   Among the photographs included in RoseGallery’s forthcoming exhibition are intimations of a journey into seclusion.  Exquisite renderings of the earth and its delicate manifestations are seeped in solemnity and thoughtful recognition; ever-changing nature is made timeless through Iturbide’s act of choosing.