CHICAGO.- The symbolic image of the landscape has been a part of our American heritage since the Hudson River School painters first glorified the American wilderness. There is a sense of spiritual renewal, new opportunity, and endless bounty to be found in their portrayal of nature.
This exhibition investigates the geological, biological, historical, and cultural stories told in the landscape of America. Kolb looks at the land in a holistic manner--acknowledging its physical beauty and its place in the cultural stories of its many and varied inhabitants.
Kolb was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, 1952. He holds a BA in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University (1974) and an MFA in photography from Ohio University (1977). He has taught in Southern Illinois Universitys department of cinema and photography since 1979. His photographs are in the collections of such institutions as the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; International Center for Photography, New York; Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; and St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri.