Frank Gohlke: Mount St. Helens

South Gallery

June 24 – August 19, 2005

Press Release

The main gallery exhibition is complemented by a selection of photographs from one of Gohlke’s most ambitious projects, a decade long survey of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, also the subject of a 43 print exhibition this summer at the Museum of Modern Art, on view between June 29 and September 26. Begun soon after the volcano’s 1980 eruption,  Gohlke returned to the site five times, often photographing the same area on successive trips, documenting the apocalyptic result of the volcano’s eruption as well as the slow process of regeneration and re-growth that seemed all but unimaginable in its immediate aftermath.