The G2 Gallery in Venice is presenting Visions of America, an exhibition featuring images by Clyde Butcher from America’s national parks, including Yosemite and the Florida Everglades.

Curated by Jolene Hanson, the exhibit will be held through Feb. 19 at G2, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. An opening reception is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20, followed by a discussion with the artist at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Consisting of over 30 signed, editioned silver gelatin prints, the exhibit brings together some of Butcher’s most beloved images from national parks.

Some art historians have called Butcher the natural successor to master photographer Ansel Adams. While Butcher said he is deeply influenced by the landscape photography of Adams, he prefers a more intuitive approach to capturing light, guided more by emotion and sense of place.

In addition to being known for his large-format, black and white photography, Butcher is also known for his activism, which has brought international attention to the environmental issues facing the Florida Everglades, where he makes his home, a gallery spokesperson said.

“Clyde’s passionate sense of place, and commitment to this fragile eco-system as revealed through his photography, is at the root of why his work is the perfect complement to the G2 Gallery’s environmental mission,” said Hanson, G2 gallery director.

Admission to all exhibit-related events is $5 and will directly benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Additionally, the G2 Gallery will donate all proceeds from art sales to the World Wildlife Fund.

Information, (310) 452-2842, or www.theg2gallery.com.

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