J Bennett Fitts
Industrial Landscape[ing] Redux
November 2 – December 21, 2013
Fitts conceived of this series as a response to or updating of Lewis Baltz’ striking 1970’s series of photographs of Irvine warehouses. Fitts expands on the theme of the strangely manicured, isolated space; manufactured environments that seem to quantify the human experience of literal space and how it is utilized as an oddly dissociative landscape where all trace of human interaction is missing. These buildings seem to have been designed for a “low impact visual experience,” meaning their appearance is deliberately innocuous. The landscape also reflects this same sense of disconnection and manicured precision as lone trees punctuate the otherwise bland surroundings. The trees appear almost as afterthoughts, isolated representations of nature thrown in for good measure.
2766 S La Cienega Blvd (at Washington)
Los Angeles, California 90034