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Opening Friday June 10th – Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust


photo-eye Gallery Opening Friday June 10th – Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Inherit the Dust, an exhibition of black-and-white panoramic photographs by Nick Brandt opening Friday June 10th and continuing through July 23rd, 2016.

Wasteland with Elephant, 2015 – © Nick Brandt

INHERIT THE DUST
Photographs by Nick Brandt

Opening June 10th, 5–7 PM

photo-eye Gallery
541 S. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Exhibition continues through July 23rd, 2016

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Inherit the Dust, an exhibition of black-and-white panoramic photographs by Nick Brandt opening Friday June 10th and continuing through July 23rd, 2016.

Alleyway with Chimpanzee, 2014 – © Nick Brandt

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in England, Nick Brandt has worked exclusively in East Africa since 2001. Brandt’s trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across the Ravaged Land, eulogized the continent’s disappearing landscape and wildlife in stirring, monumental animal portraits. Each portion of the trilogy has been published as a best-selling monograph. Brandt’s work has been exhibited widely internationally, including Salo Art Museum, Finland; Preus National Museum of Photography, Oslo, Norway; Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia, and Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea. In 2011, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, hosted the artist’s first major solo museum exhibition. Nick Brandt currently lives and works in the mountains of Southern California.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Three years after the conclusion of his trilogy On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returns to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s environment. In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. Brandt erects a life-size panel of one of his animal portrait photographs on location, setting them in landscapes of explosive urban development, factories, wastelands and quarries. Human life and work continue within the frame with the people oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals featured in them, creatures who are now no more than ghosts in these areas. The interactions between the animals depicted on the panels and the scenes that surround them are striking; some animals appear to be suffering through this new reality alongside the humans, while others appear to survey the destroyed landscapes in lament of the land they once inhabited. By the end, we see that animals are not the sole victims in this out of control world.

Quarry with Lion, 2014 – © Nick Brandt

PRAISE FOR INHERIT THE DUST
“The wasted lands in Inherit the Dust were once golden savannah, sprinkled with acacia trees, where elephants, big cats and rhinos roamed. These now dystopian landscapes – as Nick Brandt’s unvarnished, harrowing but stunning work reveals  brings us face to face with a crisis, both social and environmental, demanding the renewal of humanity itself.”
— Kathryn Bigelow, Film Director, The Hurt Locker


"In Inherit the Dust… Nick Brandt’s astonishing panoramas are a jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment. The result is an eloquent and complex 'J’accuse,' for the people are as victimized by 'development' as the animals are.

The breadth, detail, and incongruity of Brandt’s panoramas suggest a collision between Bruegel and an apocalypse in waiting."
— Vicki Goldberg, Art Critic, Author



View Inherit the Dust 

For additional information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly at 505.988.5152 x 121 or anne@photoeye.com.

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