The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, Selected Works: Maya of Guatemala and Western Landscapes presents Michael Plyler’s photographs that document his years working in Guatemala and celebrating landscapes of the Intermountain West.
The exhibition will run at the Courthouse Gallery through May 24. CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. with the artist introduction at 5:30 p.m.
The courthouse is located at 885 E. Musser St., and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The “Western Landscapes” work, whether a straight landscape photograph, or a landscape photograph that includes within it some aspect of the built environment, focuses on the infinite spaces one encounters in the west. Plyler’s photographs reinforce the notion that intimacy is still able to be found within this vastness.
Plyler’s work is held in numerous collections including the Heard Museum, the San Diego Museum of Man, The Museum of the American Indian, the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City, and the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica in Antigua. In 1993, he received a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Utah Arts Council.
For information, visit www.ccainv.org.