Robert David Dutruch: La Poésie de la Terre
December 1-30, 2017
Opening: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“La Poésie de la Terre”, which translates to “poetry of the land”, presents a selection of landscape photographs by Robert David Dutruch of Lost Hills Atelier. Taken with an 8 x 10 camera during his travels in France and the United States, Dutruch’s images reflect the softness and beauty of the natural world. Dutruch’s work, limited edition prints of carbon pigment on Hahnemühle Museum etching paper, is old world meets new world perfected as only an artist can.
Dutruch has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions and venues including the International Center for Photography and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and numerous commercial galleries. He recently received the Award of Artistic Merit at the 50th Annual Summer Show Exhibition presented by the St. Tammany Art Association and the Juror’s Choice Award at Art Melt, the largest juried art exhibition in Louisiana. Dutruch’s work was included in the Historic New Orleans Collection’s exhibition of “Seldom Seen Portraits from Private Collections”. He has also been honored as the featured artist of the month for the New Orleans Art Review for his sensitive and provoking study of the homelessness in New Orleans. “La Poésie de la Terre” is Dutruch’s first exhibition at the Claire Elizabeth Gallery.