Thursday, February 16, 2012

Olivo Barbieri's Dolomites Project @ Yancey Richardson

I haven't been all that excited about Barbieri's work in the recent past, but this looks really intriguing to me.  Looking forward to getting a chance to see it in person.  A blurb for the press release states, "According to Barbieri, "seascapes, great waterfalls, mountains, and old city centers have become fragile theme parks. Entertainment has virtually replaced the sublime. The veduta genre of megalopolises may, by dimension and consideration, compete with nature for importance in the collective imagination. The Dolomites are symbolic forms in movement whose history began two hundred and fifty million years ago. Their component material came from oceanic abysses and recalls the latter ' s design, almost an upsidedown history of the earth."

Read more about the exhibition on the Yancey Richardson website by clicking HERE.

The Dolomites Project (#13), 2010. 65 x 85 inch archival pigment print. Edition of 6.

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