The Arts Company is presenting three photographers' views of the western United States, two echoing the iconic imagery of Ansel Adams.
"How the West Was One" includes Nick Dantona's color-saturated scenes, capturing fields and silhouetted trees in Sonoma County, Calif., as well as other landscapes topped with dramatic cloud formations.
Dantona's "Half Dome from Sentinel Hill" offers a striking alternative view of one of Adams' most well-known sites. Dantona's take on Half Dome uses the colors of Earth as seen from space: blues, greens and white.
Jerry Park's western series is far different from the inside views of artists' studios that have become his trademark. Park's landscapes are rendered in black and white and recall Adams' work in that they often highlight striking abstract forms, as in "Antelope Wave."
Bob Kohlbrener was an Adams' apprentice and continues to use similar photographic methods: He shoots on film, then produces silver gelatin prints in his darkroom.
This show, "Classic Western Photography," will be followed later this year by a traveling exhibition of Kohlbrener's new and retrospective work at the gallery.
The Arts Company is at 215 Fifth Ave. N. and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission fee. For information call 615-254-2040 or go to www.theartscompany.com.
— MiChelle Jones, for The Tennessean