Exhibition: March 7 – April 28, 2012
The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to present Horizon Variations, an exhibition of conceptual photographs inspired by the impact of decay, disaster and discovery on the natural environment. Working at the intersection of sculpture and photography, the artists use photography as a way to explore the philosophical side of occurrences in nature, such as the force of a hurricane, the extinction of a species, or the weathering of rock formations over time. By building scenarios from scratch, studying them, and photographing the results, the artists go beyond traditional landscape photography. Contemporary compositional methods such as sampling, altering and serial numbering are used in combination with commonplace materials. The pristine and eerily calm digital photographs – black and white, monochromatic, and/or color-blocked – are achieved through a variety of techniques.