A sense of the eternal and the ephemeral pervades Craig Varjabedian’s work. Throughout his photographic oeuvre, we perceive the history that infuses the western landscape through the momentary illuminations brought to it by seasonal storms or crystalline light. So too, his portraits reveal the spark of the individual while often representing long standing cultures and traditions. His views of vernacular architecture exhibit similar characteristics—iconic, yet very much alive.
While he has made New Mexico his home, Varjabedian’s pursuit of the unique qualities of the American West has compelled him to explore the heights, crevices, and plains of the greater Rocky Mountain region. This exhibition of Varjabedian’s photographs will appeal to anyone who has experienced an illuminating moment under a western sky, as well as anyone who would like to.
Exhibit runs December 6, 2013 – January 10, 2014. Daily except Sundays.