Treehouse Freese Road, Varna, New York

Object Details

Title:

Treehouse Freese Road, Varna, New York

Artist/Maker(s):

Rhea Garen (American, born Germany, 1959)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Varna, New York, United States (Place created)

Date:

1993

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

38.1 x 47 cm (15 x 18 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© Rhea Garen

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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A large tree shelters--and at the same time overwhelms--a house. The lush greens of summer suffuse this scene, even as the brown leaves pasted in the second-story window recall the previous autumn. An obliquely viewed street sign in the foreground divides the house and introduces a cautionary note to the scene. While the tree provides summer shade, an adjoining woodpile suggests the approach of winter and the tree's ultimate fate. Rhea Garen photographed this house near a creek she passed by every day while walking her dog. Interested in the way a place changes with the seasons, Garen often returns to a site to photograph it at different times of the year.

Exhibitions
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007) (68)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007
In Focus: The Tree (February 8 to July 3, 2011) (68)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 8 to July 3, 2011