May 6, 2013 - June 28, 2013
From Ansel Adams and Brett Weston to Ed Burtynski, photographs of landscapes are some of the medium’s most iconic images. This exhibition explores how contemporary artists continue to explore ways of representing land and cityscapes, combining photographs with collaged items and experimenting with traditional photo methods to incorporate elements of the land directly in the works or emphasize the sense of place.
Matthew Brandt’s photos are both representational and abstract, the photo chemistry interrupted by soaking the prints in the same lake water depicted in the photo. Jeremy Bolen uses a similar process, incorporating chemicals found at the site in his photographs to create different effects. Annie Macdonell collages photos to create kaleidoscopic landscapes. While Ry Rocklen places vinyl patterns over found posters to create a feeling that is unmistakably L.A. Reilly Hodgson brings it all home with a site specific installation of his zines filled with photos of Toronto.
This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of M+B Los Angeles; Thomas Soloman Gallery, Los Angeles; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.