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Showing posts from December, 2015

c. 2013

Keith Roper: Norfolk Beach

Frida Kahlo


Lewis Baltz's photographs show things exactly for what they are and yet often they seem peculiarly interested in the unknowability of things.

His 'New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California' made in the early 1970s simultaneously reveal a surface with great fidelity while pointedly failing to penetrate beyond those surfaces. One of the things always I liked about the work, apart from the obvious fomal beauty, was the seeming lack of explanation about anything. In an interview with Jeff Rian Baltz simply says," They were from the area I drove through to go from where I lived in Laguna Beach to Claremont College where I taught. There was nothing in Irvine when I grew up, but things were going up fast".

His series made nearly twenty years later, 'Sites of Technology', moves from B&W pictures made outside to colour images made inside, and in Europe rather than North America although they could be taken anywhere really, in the post-industrial world. And…

the fence, december 2015

fence, vertical

at the fence

inverted earth

curvature of the earth

old fence/new fence

landscape with fence




Mel Kendrick: Sub-stratum

Eirik Johnson: Portraits of the Tattered Fringe