Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting an exhibit of photographer Larry Silver’s works along with a lecture and an opening reception on March 24 and a panel discussion on March 26. “13 Ways of Looking at Landscape: Larry Silver’s Connecticut Photographs,” is a solo exhibition of more than 100 works by Silver, on view March 25 to June 18 in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Silver — a Photo League inspired photographer still working today — moved from Greater New York to Westport in 1973 and began exploring the area with his camera. This exhibition, guest curated by curator and art historian Leslie K. Brown, will bring together over 40 years of Silver’s work, made of and in Connecticut, and consider how he continues to push the boundaries of what landscape and looking are, and can be. Silver has written that his move to Connecticut “opened my eyes to a whole new direction in photography” and the new images “made me feel reborn.”
The first part of the exhibition’s title is a nod to poet Wallace Stevens, who also called Connecticut his home for decades, and specifically his poem, “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Curator Leslie K. Brown explains, “Both Silver and Stevens share several synergies between their work, including focusing on the natural world and examining subjectivity, syntax, and seeing.”
The installation at the Fairfield University Art Museum’s Walsh Gallery will echo Stevens’ iconic poem and be installed in clusters.