March 24, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Artist talk and book signing with Susan Ressler, Executive Order
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Artist talk and book signing with Susan Ressler, Executive Order

Goerge E. Foster Jr. Gallery of Prints Drawings and Photographs


For more than 40 years, Susan Ressler has been photographing affluence in America - in particular, the power relations that inhere in corporate and consumer culture. The photographs in "Executive Order," currently on exhibit in “Work by Women: Insights," were made in executive boardrooms, offices, lobbies and banks during the late 1970s, mostly in Los Angeles and the Mountain West. Ressler writes about her work's relevance today: "... In the era of Trump, we face the dangers that ensue when corporations are deregulated and when profits 'trump' people. Visualized to emphasize cool geometric sterility, these photographs critique the underlying social structures enabling wealth and power. They do so with irony, empathy and insight. They show us, that although fortunes may rise and fall, the systems of power and privilege are still fixed firmly in place.” Ressler is a long-time Taos resident. “Executive Order” is the first monograph to feature her artwork.

This event is free with admission, free to members. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.