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NEW YORK—The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent photographs by Dan Asher. This exhibition will be on view at 521 West 21st Street, from 21 March through 14 April 2001.

The photographs included in this exhibition were taken during Asher’s trips to Antarctica, Greenland and Alaska, and reflect the photographer’s fascination with the raw, primal qualities of polar landscapes. In each shot, Asher captures with both documentary precision and a painterly sensibility the shimmering light refracting off frozen surfaces, the surreal hues of the sky, and the colossal, mute presence of icebergs.

Suffused with environmentalist concerns, Asher’s photographs convey the impact of a formidable, immemorial nature, a nature unspoiled by men and far beyond the trivialities of human life.

Dan Asher was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947 and lives in New York. His photographs, video work, sculpture and drawings have been shown extensively, including the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, the De Appel Foundation in Amsterdam, the De Pont Foundation in Tilburg, Netherlands, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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