Michael E. Gordon’s ‘California Desert’ to Exhibit at the El Dorado Nature Center Art Gallery

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Joshua Trees, Indian Summer Sky by Michael E. Gordon

Long Beach fine art landscape photographer, Michael E. Gordon, will exhibit approximately twelve large format black and white photographs of the California desert from September 9, 2010 through October 5, 2010, at the El Dorado Nature Center Art Gallery in Long Beach.

Comprising nearly twenty five percent of the state’s total land mass, the California desert – consisting of the Mojave, the Colorado, and the Great Basin deserts – is largely under- visited and misunderstood by most state residents. For more than two decades, Gordon has explored and photographed the recesses of California’s vast deserts. His beautiful and luminous prints are hailed by photographers, collectors, and critics alike, and reveal the subtle beauty, light, and intrigue of this enchanting and secret landscape.

Gordon is best known for his black and white “Desert” series which, says Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” Gordon’s photographs have been published in and on the covers of magazines, calendars, textbooks and music CD’s, and his work has been awarded by the International Photography Awards; Prix de la Photographie, Paris; and Black & White Spider Awards. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and are represented by art galleries in the US and Europe.

An opening reception for Michael E. Gordon’s “California Desert” will be held on Saturday, September 11, from 1 to 3pm, in the Art Gallery at the El Dorado Nature Center.

The El Dorado Nature Center Art Gallery is located at 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, California, 90815. The Art Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Parking fees are $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. More information is available online or by calling (562) 570-1745.

For more information, please contact Michael E. Gordon at (562) 201-0856 or

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