Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape Publication

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape
Credit: Victoria Sambunaris (American, born 1964). Untitled (Red containers, wet ground), Fort Worth, Texas, 2000. Chromogenic print, edition 3/5, 39 x 55 inches (99.1 x 139.7 cm). Collection Lannan Foundation.

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape Publication
Radius Books

Radius Books received a grant in support of the publication of Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape. This comprehensive volume is the artist’s first monograph and features color reproductions of more than a decade of Sambunaris’s work. As Sambunaris comments of her impetus, “My motivation to traverse the American landscape is the attempt to reveal the layers of a place. I resist approaching a landscape strictly as an expanse of scenery but view it as an anomaly with an abundance of information to be discovered.”

Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, has written an extensive essay for the book. The publication features a reprint, with permission, of Barry Lopez’s short story entitled, “The Mappist,” a work that has deeply inspired Sambunaris. This publication will act as a complement to the Lannan exhibition of the same title, recently presented at MoCP and currently scheduled to tour to the Nevada Museum of Art, the Kuhn Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and possibly the Rubin Center at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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