“David is very different from what we think of as a traditional landscape photographer,” ~~ “Artist Series” host Ted Forbes.
He’s made his way around the world, and then some. If they ever bring prices down on a trip to the moon for us non-NASA sorts, I’m betting photographer David Brookover is first in line for the ride.
It’s the power of the Tetons keeping this Jackson,Wyoming photographer here. An explorer at heart, Brookover never tires of venturing into Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. “The Reason Wy,” shown above, is one of his most popular images. Brookover is adept at seeing what others may not; Nature’s mystery is his bedfellow. This year saw Brookover in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest and Africa, amongst other locations. At once dynamic and intimate, Brookover’s wildlife and landscape photographs depict it all. And they leave you feeling there are elements only Brookover can see.
So intuitive is he, Brookover has begun writing haiku to accompany some of his images. Last February and March Brookover traveled to Africa to photograph wildlife. The Mara Predator Project describes the Marsh Pride as “perhaps the most famous in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.” Photographing the Marsh lions underlines their power and beauty; Brookover’s photographs also remind us that the lions themselves are potential prey for humans.
“March storms withering/While my cubs tremble with fear/I wait for the Sun,” recites Brookover. This haiku is placed next to his image of a Marsh lioness, balanced perfectly on a weathered log’s spine, the dark clouds of a late afternoon storm approaching.
The Artist Series, a project documenting the best photographers working today, zeroed in on Brookover.
“David is very different from what we think of as a traditional landscape photographer,” says Artist Series host Ted Forbes. It’s a tradition that culminated with Ansel Adams, Forbes tells us. When Adams’ work first appeared, it was very progressive. Platinum palladium, the kind of photographic work Brookover is doing, is brilliant, Forbes believes. It has its own voice, and can’t be compared to Adams or other landscape photographers.
Forbes puts Brookover’s work in perspective in this video, an introduction to Brookover’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wes6wlSUdXI
Forbes came to Jackson to interview Brookover and the printers he works with. The result is enchanting, a typical day with the ebullient Brookover and his “gang.” Whether you’re a photography geek, a beginner, a lover of landscape photography in general, or a collector, this Artist Series video provides fabulous perspective on Brookover’s art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNaDXJYzN3c&t=678s
Just around the corner is Jackson’s Fall Arts Festival. This year the Brookover Gallery takes pride in spotlighting David Brookover’s newest Flower and Africa prints, on September 8th, 5-8:00 pm, during Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk. Collectors of fine traditional printmaking relish this time with Brookover, who will be on hand at the gallery on the northwest corner of the Town Square, at the head of Gaslight Alley, downtown Jackson. Brookover will discuss various printing processes with the public and collectors throughout the 33rd Annual Festival.
To learn more about Brookover’s new flower prints, read “Patina and Grace,” here on the Jackson Hole Art Blog! Visit www.brookovergallery.com to see an extensive selection of David Brookover’s stunning prints. Enjoy a gallery preview? Take a virtual tour here.
The Center of Wonder recently awarded $49,000 in grant money to the following arts organizations: Art Association of Jackson Hole, Big City Broadway, Cathedral Voices, Center for the Arts, Dancers’ Workshop, Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson Hole Chorale, Jackson Hole Writers, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, Jackson Hole Land Trust, JH Wild, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Off Square Theatre, pARTners, Riot Act Inc. and Teton Artlab.
“Because we got significant funding, we were able to provide support to all the applicants this year, which is great,” Executive Director Lyndsay McCandless said. “Each year I love reviewing the grants because it’s such a great opportunity to see the whole breadth of arts we have in Jackson.” www.centerofwonder.org
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OH, THE JACKSON HOLE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH!
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