Bryan Schutmaat November 8 — January 4, 2014

Grays the Mountain Sends

Grays the Mountain Sends combines portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a series of photos that explores the lives of working people residing in small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West. Equipped with a large format viewcamera, and inspired by the poetry of Richard Hugo, I’ve aimed to hint at narratives and relay the experiences of strangersmet in settings that spur my own emotions. Ultimately, this body of work is a meditation on small town life, the landscape,and more importantly, the inner landscapes of common men.


Bryan Schutmaat is a photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the United States and overseas. He has earned numerous honors, including the first place in CENTER’s 2013 Gallerist Choice Awards as well as Houston Center for Photography’s Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship in 2011. He was also a winner in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2013 and a finalist in Aperture's 2013 Portfolio Prize. Bryan’s photos have been featured in many magazines and media outlets, such as Hotshoe International, PDN, VICE, Esquire Russia, CNN, The Sunday Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Aesthetica, Houston Chronicle, and The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, among many others. His editorial clients include Bloomberg Businessweek, Dwell, The Wire, Inc., Telegraph UK, New York Times, and many more.  He holds a BA in history from the University of Houston and an MFA in photography from Hartford Art School. Bryan's photos can be found in the permanent collection at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and numerous private collections.

All images are available as 22 x 27½", 32 x 40" and 40 x 50" pigment prints made in editions of 10, 5 and 3, respectively. Pieces range in price from $1600 to $3200 depending on the size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Bryan Schutmaat
Cemetery, Tonopah, Nevada , 2012
Bryan Schutmaat
Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado, 2011
Bryan Schutmaat
Wes, near Kellogg, Idaho, 2011