May 3, 2007—June 2, 2007 | Reception Thursday, May 3rd, 6-8PM
Taken in the last few years during Rudolph’s frequent hiking trips to the North Cascades, the four photographs in the show capture old mines, abandoned trails and other human footprints that once tapped the wealth of the landscape. Abandoned trucks and flooded bridges are framed by vast mountainsides and tall evergreens. Avoiding simple environmental polemics, Rudolph’s images capture the complex relationships between civilization and his natural environment. These photographs don’t read as political statements against human disruption of the landscape, but act as an ever changing visual record that not only celebrates the region’s natural beauty but also reflects our history. They chronicle the landscape and have us ponder the continuum of past, present and future.