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Upton Pyne, January 14, 2001

Upton Pyne, January 14, 2001

(British, 1950-)
Image: 68.3 x 86.5 cm (26 7/8 x 34 1/16 in.); Mounted: 91.3 x 107.8 cm (35 15/16 x 42 7/16 in.); Paper: 91.3 x 107.8 cm (35 15/16 x 42 7/16 in.)
© Jem Southam. Courtesy Charles Isaacs Photographs and Robert Mann Gallery, New York
Location: not on view


From 1996 to 2003, Southam photographed the ongoing evolution of a small pond near his home in Cornwall, documenting each successive tenant’s attempts at improvements to the property. First a tree-lined bucolic nature retreat, then a stereotypical suburban garden complete with swing set and plastic lawn ornaments, the pond represents for Southam a microcosmic vision of the ever-shifting balance between human intervention and natural transformation.
  • Charles Isaacs, New York; William Lipscomb, Cleveland; Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Contemporary Landscape Photography. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 26-August 14, 2011).
  • {{cite web|title=Upton Pyne, January 14, 2001|url=false|author=Jem Southam|year=2001|access-date=20 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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