A Utah-based photographer who has been featured in USA Today and Popular Photographer is bringing his artwork to Dead Horse Point State Park’s Bighorn Gallery.
The exhibit “Moments in Nature,” which begins on Wednesday, Sept. 2, features Chad Dutson’s popular and unique perspectives of diverse landscapes discovered throughout the United States and Caribbean, including desert, forest and coastal scenes.
The artwork will be on display through Monday, Nov. 2, and includes more than 25 images; some of them have not yet been released to the public. During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase.
A reception with the artist will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Dutson said his admiration for nature grows with each photographic adventure. He has spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him with incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
He said he has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for photography pushes him to extremes to capture the right shot, he said.
After each excursion, he shares his experience with others, hoping they may fall in love with nature as he has.
Dutson said that quality photographic moments require three elements: “the right experience, the right tools and the right moment.” But the artist also admits that “the right moment is often nothing more than good luck.”
According to Dutson, “Some say they lose themselves in one thing or another; however, I find myself through photography, losing only the sense of time.”
New exhibit of landscape photos on display from Sept. 2 through Nov. 2
Dead Horse Point State Park is located nine miles north of Moab on U.S. Highway 191, and 23 miles south on state Route 313. The visitor’s center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.
To learn more about the artist, go to www.chaddutson.com.