Andrew Phelps


August 23, 2008 - October 14, 2008
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, August 23: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With the publication of his critically acclaimed book Higley, Andrew Phelps joined an illustrious group of American photographers, Robert Adams and Lewis Baltz among them, who have documented the disastrous rise of the suburban southwest.

Published by Kehrer Verlag in 2007, Higley is both a study of the altered landscape of a small Arizona town, as well as a commentary on the consequences of unabated urban sprawl. While Phelps' piercing color images track the personal and architectural tragedies of random and rampant development, his pictures capture a humor and individuality that transcend the monolithic rise of strip malls and four lane highways.

Harper’s Books is pleased to host an exhibition of selected photographs from the Higley series. Phelps, an Arizona native now living and teaching in Salzburg, Austria, will travel to the Hamptons to attend his opening on Saturday, August 23.