Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont
January 19 – April 7, 2013
On view is Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson featuring the haunting and captivating large scale black and white landscape photographs of Texas and New Mexico by artist David H. Gibson. Gibson, a renowned Texas photographer, has won numerous prestigious awards for his photographs. He has exhibited widely and is included in a number of private and corporate collections.
Gibson’s work is full of atmospheric light giving the photographs an ethereal quality. The human figure is not found in the landscapes allowing the images to appear timeless. His photographs allow the viewer to trace the beautiful lines created by bald cypress, marshland grasses, and lily pad stems. In addition to the photographs on the wall, one of Gibson’s handmade books will be on view. It is an accordion style book with a series of pigment prints documenting sunrise on Eagle Nest Lake in New Mexico. The photographs document a serene chronology of this remote place revealing the subtlety of changing light and reflections as a result of the fog and burning sun. This series as well as his other works evoke a sense of calm and examine the resplendent beauty of nature. A simple blade of grass, light, and water becomes captivating.
Gibson is a Texas native, born in Louisville, Texas. He has studied under many notable artists including: Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Michael Kenna, Olivia Parker, and John Sexton among others. His work can be found in many collections including: the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Amon Carter Museum, the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tyler Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.