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Exhibition & Closing Artist's Reception: Laura McPhee at Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Desert Chronicle

Exhibition Dates: March 7th - April 13th, 2013

Closing reception with the artist:
Friday, April 5th
6:00 - 8:00pm

The large-scale images of Laura McPhee are broad and sweeping views of the Western United States. From 2010 - 2012 McPhee traveled and worked to photograph through Idaho, Utah, and Arizona; her large-format color photographs engage layers of time, both geologic and human. Through thirteen prints, some double or triple paneled pieces we see the land spread out before us far and wide. The lush color and rhythmic frames of forests and flats, rivers and peaks, brush and forests, canyons and mines and more speak indeed to layered history- a natural history and an altered history. Some of these spaces reveal subtle shifts and through distance or framing the impact of man is at first masked. We may indeed find only beauty in these places in the beginning, but works like Jungo Flats, Humbold county, Nevada shows cracked earth littered by man's refuse- glass, wire, nails, springs, and more are scattered like confetti in the scene. This interruption of man on the natural space causes us to look again through the work to discover the depth of human intrusion. The work at once proves human impact on the landscape and opens the door for dialogue on this truth.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Bonni Benrubi Gallery

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