Thursday, September 23, 2010

Some Dry Space.

Some Dry Space. An Inhabited West. Photographs by Michael Light. Introduction by Ann M. Wolfe. Conversation iwth William L. Fox and Michael Light. Nevada Museum of Art, 2009. 48 pp., black & white and colour illustrations, 8x12½".

American photographer Michael Light's work focuses "on the environment and how contemporary American culture relates to it. His work is concerned both with the politics of that relationship and the seductions of landscape representation.

He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and his work has been collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Research Library, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others."

The book 'Some Dry Space' was published to coincide with an exhibition at Nevada Museum of Art. It features "large-format aerial images [that] address themes of mapping, vertigo, geology, and human impact on the land.

Like all of Light's work, these images provide a beautiful yet thought-provoking glimpse into American traditions of expansion and exploration-the insatiable human need to pursue the unknown."

First quote from here, second quote from here.

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