DATE: February 19, 2010
Yet another graduate of the Düsseldorfer Akademie
(fellow-alumni include Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky) carries on the
spirit of Bernd and Hilla Becher in witty, deadpan color photographs of
what appear to be unusually tall and neatly trimmed trees.
Robert Voit, Mono Lake, California, USA, 2006,
©Robert Voit, Courtesy of Amador Gallery
are, in fact, carefully camouflaged supports for cellular antennae,
disguised to look like pines, palms, and cacti in South Africa, Italy,
Israel, and the U.S., among other locations. Voit places these "new
trees" in the center of his frame so that the images have the uniform
look of product shots, but they're far from boring.
Read the complete review in The New Yorker.