Mary Anne Kluth
The land was very dry, the rains had hardly begun, so the vegetation looked very scanty and the land desolate… The sea had worn the rocks into fantastic shapes; there are several arches, one of great size
…the green hills were scarcely half a mile wide, the barren, rugged sandstone hills rising immediately back of these slaty green hills. The sandstone ridge is a continuous one, and has but one break… a rent or fissure divides the ridge, but a few feet
Mary Anne Kluth received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008 and her BFA from California College of Arts in 2005. Her work explores the nexus of landscape imagery, narrative, and information, and her most recent body of work deals with descriptions of landscape from the 1860s, and contemporary theme park simulations. She recently completed a residence at the Kala Art Institute and had her first museum exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas. Kluth has written catalog essays, reviews and contributed to various publications, including Art Practical, Artweek, Art Ltd. and Stretcher.org.