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The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present the large-scale black & white photography of Sally Gall. In conjunction with the release of her new monograph Subterranea (Umbrage Editions, 2003), the exhibition showcases Gall's three-year photographic investigation into the interior landscapes of caves, lava tubes, ancient aqueducts and quarries. Overcoming great technical challenges, and opening enormous aesthetic possibilities, Gall traveled to Thailand, Mexico, Belize, France, Italy and California to uncover an artistic correlative to the human innerscapes of thoughts and emotions.

Sally Gall is well known for the evocative landscape photographs she has created and exhibited for the past twenty-five years. Her imagery has ranged from formal and idyllic gardens to threatening and dramatic wildernesses. But, as Mark Strand points out, "her discovery of and interest in the interior landscape, a subject matter that few photographers have explored, came to her by accident while ducking into a cave for shelter during a rainstorm in the jungle near Vera Cruz, Mexico." Gall admits, "that is when I began to comprehend that I had left the horizon behind and entered the inner outdoors, where known boundaries disappear and night and day somehow manage to coexist." Filtered through this lens of myth, transgression and transcendence, Gall introduces us to a fantastic and otherworldly landscape at the boundaries of our experience.

Sally Gall has lived in New York since 1984, and exhibits regularly in gallery and museum shows. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She has taught workshops internationally and participated in artist residency programs at, among others, the Mac Dowell Artists Colony, and the Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio, Italy.

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