New Photography: McKnight Fellows 2004/2005

These annual exhibitions showcase new work from the recipients of one of the state’s most coveted grants–and keep us up to date on the doings of some of the best local photographers. Last year’s celebrated quartet was made up of Beth Dow, who made rich platinum prints of various types of manicured landscapes (pictured), and Tobechi Tobechukwu and JoAnn Verburg, who both explored portraiture–Tobechukwu with portraits of women whose children have died from crime-related violence, and Verburg by experimenting with scale, proximity, and props. Finally, among his frequent global travels, Alec Soth made numerous trips to Niagara Falls to capture its romantic, if also faded, mythology. 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-624-7530; http://artdept.umn.edu/art_dept/nash.html