DATE: February 19, 2010
Misrach continues to amaze, with a group of massive photographs whose color has been digitally altered.
Some of his images (a streamlined dune and its
reflection, tangled brambles in closeup, broad seascapes) may be
familiar, but their colors aren't—they've been computer-manipulated and
reversed. The results resemble negatives but have an uncanny, sci-fi
quality. Are we on the dark side of the moon? Towering rocks at the
beach look like chipped crystal; a dead tree is cast in silvery tones,
like a Roxy Paine sculpture. This is nature through the looking glass,
as alarming as it is alluring.
From The New Yorker.