David King Rowe IV has long been finding tranquil moments at the intersection of land, sea, and sky. Born on the Central Coast of California, the son of venturous parents, Rowe approaches the American West Coast with an outsider’s sense of wonder. Channeling twentieth century pioneers such as Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Gustave Le Gray, and Alfred Stieglitz, Rowe turns his eyes toward horizons, coasts, and other earthly thresholds in an attempt to "romanticize the tangible". His work asks us to forget what we know: the beach becomes an abstract meeting of surface, the horizon a meditation on light, space, and form. Though Rowe has photographed extensively throughout Europe and East Asia, the Pacific Coast remains his true love. Capturing the ever-shifting mood of the coastline and its immediate natural surroundings in search of an “honest” image, Rowe uses the subtle abstraction of the black-and-white medium to create impressions at once eerie and familiar.