Destruction Comes to Mind

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title: Destruction Comes to Mind
year: 2002
series: n/a
Body of Work: “For Instance Tomorrow”
medium: Epson 2000P print under plexiglass in white wood frame.
size: 11.25″h x 15″w.
edition size: 2 / 2AP
collections: TBD
availability:  2 and 2 AP

artist brief:

This image is a view looking down into the Hoover dam. Destruction of the subject who’s POV is implied, the destruction of the dam and destruction of the viewer of the photo came to mind.

Regarding the body of work:

“For Instance Tomorrow” brings to mind a specificity, and a simultaneous deferring.  The photographs look at quotidian subjects: a wall socket/plug, a helicopter overhead, a domestic cat on a field of grass, a friend’s face… But awkward perspective, distracting detail, nuance light, and in one case subtle alteration allow the images to appear at once ordinarily pleasant and subtly unnatural or unsettling. Here, the simple subjects take on an almost inadvertent complexity, exemplifying an ongoing interest in how vision can resist clarity, even when one is looking at ordinary things.

Kevin Hanley All rights reserved.  Reproduction by permission of artist only.