The WRJ Design showroom in Jackson, Wyoming, will showcase photos by Scottish wildlife photographer David Yarrow February 20 – April 14.
The dramatic black-and-white images of Europe’s bestselling wildlife photographer, David Yarrow, will be on view in Jackson, Wyoming, February 20 through April 14. The Amazing View exhibition will include showrooms with carefully selected furniture, fabrics, and lighting designed around 17 pieces of Yarrow’s featured photography. The manner of display demonstrates how dynamic large-scale pieces can be beautifully incorporated into interior settings.
“Every day, we see the great beauty of the American West outside our windows, and every day it inspires us so we’re thrilled to work with Visions West Gallery to bring David Yarrow’s wildlife photography to our Jackson Hole community,” says WRJ Design Principal Rush Jenkins in a press release. “David’s passion for photography and his eye for natural beauty are extraordinary. To have this opportunity to capture the emotional spirit of his work is exciting, especially since the exhibition includes some of his first-ever images of America’s West.” Beyond honoring Yarrow’s art, Jenkins says, the exhibition creates harmony, understanding, and beauty. “Because whether it’s in a home, through art and architecture, or with exhibits, that is always WRJ’s goal.”
The showcased photos include a storytelling series of bears, wolves, and mountain lions. Among the highlights are The Wolf of Main Street, a striking black-and-white of a stalking wolf taken in a Montana ghost town; and Funnel Creek, a black-and-white of a brown bear coming out of the water. On the more comedic side, A Bear Walks Into a Bar portrays a brown bear casually sitting at a bar among a crowd of humans.
Yarrow loves to tell stories that ask questions with no consensual answer. The purpose of the Montana images, he says, is to provoke and entertain rather than to inform. “I have worked a great deal in two ghost towns in Montana,” Yarrow says in a press release. “The result has been conceptual staged shots which have proved hugely popular in America. I wanted to capture the visual feast represented by the old Wild West. The images require a double take in terms of the proximity of man and animal.”
As for the venue hosting the show, Yarrow says, “WRJ Design is a class act — with constancy in their commitment to excellence. That resonates with me.”
Just as his commitment to excellence in his images resonates with nature-loving Western enthusiasts.
Check out David Yarrow’s The Most Amazing View exhibit at the WRJ Design showroom in Jackson, Wyoming, February 20 – April 14.
The exhibition includes images from a recent book of Yarrow’s work, Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures (Rizzoli, October 2016). Order the book here.