Jerry Uelsmann

Magritte's Touchstone

1965

Gelatin Silver print

Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled (Hands holding water)

2003

Gelatin Silver print

Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled, (floating boat / small house / bird)

2000

Gelatin Silver print

Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled, (Floating rock)

1991

Gelatin Silver print

Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled, (Floating trees)

1969

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Alocasia Species, Miami, Florida

1979

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Cactus: Trichocereus Schickendantzii, San Jose, California

1976

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Cactus: Trichocereus Schickendantzii, San Marino, California

1977

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Calathea Vittata, Oahu

1977

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Grass & Water, Mt. Baker, Washington

1962

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Japanese Maple-Leaf 'Shigitatsu Sawa'

2003

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Miconia Magnifica, California

1977

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Mountains and Mist, Guatemala

1982

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Plumeria Blossoms, Hilo, Hawaii

1991

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Succulent: Agave Parryi Var. Huachucensis, California

1969

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Succulent: Agave victoriae-reginae, Mexico

1975

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Trees and Fog, San Francisco (Plate 25)

1971

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Trees and Fog, San Francisco (Plate 26)

1971

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Crooked Lake

1961

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Farm Near Caledonia, Minnesota

1957

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

From Country Elevator, Red River Valley

1957

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Stayman Winesap from Barn

1997

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Stockade, Grand Portage

1957

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

The Chicago Auditorium, 1886-89

1954

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

The Chicago Stock Exchange (later 30 North LaSalle Building), 1893-94

1954

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

The Schiller (later Garrick) Theater, Chicago, 1891-92, Demolished 1961

1954

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

The Schiller (later Garrick) Theater, Chicago, 1891-92, Demolished 1961 [The Ham N'Egger]

1954

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Winesap and Forsythia

1992

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Yellow Russet

1997

Gelatin Silver print

John Szarkowski

Young Stayman Winesap in Bloom

1985

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Ferry Slip, Jersey City, New Jersey

1979

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Joe's Barbershop, Paterson, New Jersey

1970

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Petit's Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

1974

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Strand Theater, Keyport, New Jersey

1973

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Telephone Booth, 3 am, Rahway, New Jersey

1971

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

Waiting Room, Rutherford Train Station, New Jersey

1982

Gelatin Silver print

Jeffrey Conley

Figure & Tide

2001

Gelatin Silver print

Jeffrey Conley

Hanging Branches with Snow

2005

Gelatin Silver print

Jeffrey Conley

Merced River & Lower Brother, Yosemite National Park

1992

Gelatin Silver print

Jeffrey Conley

Night Snow

2009

Gelatin Silver print

Jeffrey Conley

Snow Covered Reflections

2005

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Ajax, Burlington, Vermont

1972

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Barn - Sharpsburg Maryland

1966

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Church, Saline Country, MO

1974

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Grain Elevator, Golden Valley

1971

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Judith Basin County, Montana

1968

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Near Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio

2000

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Sky Vu Drive-In, Theater, Russell, Kansas

2004

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

The Western House, Springville, New York

1992

Gelatin Silver print

Ansel Adams

Ice on Ellery Lake, Sierra Nevada, California

1959

Gelatin Silver print

Ansel Adams

Merced River, Cliffs, Autumn, Yosemite National Park, California

1939

Gelatin Silver print

Ansel Adams

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California

1944

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Alberta, Canada

1978

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Galaxy Apple, New York City

1964

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Ice, Newton, MA

1960

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Leaf in Rain, Blue Hills, Boston, Massachusetts

1955

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Nahant Massachusetts, (Rock Cove) 

1965

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Redding Woods

1968

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Reflecting Stream, Redding, CT

1968

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Running Deer, County Wicklow, Ireland

1967

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Sunflower Vase, (Homage to Van Gogh), Millerton, New York

1969

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Surf And Bird, Yachats, Oregon

1995

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Tree & Clouds, Rochester, New York.  From Portfolio One

1958

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Two Leaves, Brewster, New York

1963

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Two Pears, Cushing, Maine

1999

Gelatin Silver print

David Plowden

Westbound "Phoebe Snow" at Scranton Station

1964

Gelatin Silver print

Paul Caponigro

Wild Flowers / Wet Window, Cape Cod, MA

1958

Gelatin Silver print

Don Worth

Twilight, Near Hobart, Tasmania (Plate 49)

1982

Gelatin Silver print

George Tice

White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey

1973

Gelatin Silver print

American Masters

The Silver Print

July 18 - October 17, 2015

Exhibition: American Masters: The Silver Print

Dates: July 18 - October 17, 2015

Opening: Saturday, July 18, 2015 4-7pm

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of significant modern American photographs

by artists who were also acclaimed printers in the history of photography. Comprised of original, signed prints

from the gallery’s preeminent collection, the exhibition features works by Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Jeffrey Conley, David

Plowden, John Szarkowski, George Tice, Jerry Uelsmann, and Don Worth. Works in the exhibition

span the later 20th Century and include Americana scenes, rural life, classical landscapes and botanicals. The

exhibition aims to showcase the increasingly rare art form of traditional darkroom printing, the practice of which

these American photographic icons utilized to realize the full expressive potential of their medium.

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) famously said, “the negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print

the performance.” Few statements in the history of photography have so simply expressed the importance and

unique qualities of the print as the final realization of the artist’s intent. The hand-made photographic print, still

an adolescent in the history of fine art mediums, is sculpted by darkroom techniques and only rarely mastered

through countless hours of experimentation and skilled devotion. The aesthetic fruits of their labor, the subtle

variations and rich tonalities of each unique print, are what set these darkroom gems apart from the more easily

replicated contemporary processes and further establishes their significance among more historical mediums of

fine art. These rare masters, and the techniques themselves, are an increasingly endangered species as digital

processes and the use of computer produced prints continue to overshadow more traditional methods among

contemporary photographers.

Exhibited works include rare silver gelatin prints by renowned American printers such as Sierra landscapes

by Ansel Adams, delicate still lives and nature scenes by Paul Caponigro, and the inventive photomontages

of Jerry Uelsmann. Wonderfully composed images of life on the farm by David Plowden and famed MoMA

New York curator John Szarkowski are accompanied by the classic Midwestern studies of George Tice and the

luscious botanicals of Don Worth. While each photograph on view exhibits all of the visual and compositional

qualities inherent in a strong photograph, they truly stand out due to the exquisite printing at the hand of these

American masters.