where is everybody?

Antone Dolezal

Ghost Town

From dead porcupine mag:

"The photographs in this series explore the myth of No Man’s Land. A land that during certain years was an unsustainable environment — spurring the violent uprooting of whole families and small towns — while in other years has produced record crop yields. It is a place that holds the heavy weight of history and tall tales. Legendary cowboys and outlaws have roamed through the High Plains of Oklahoma – the ghosts of the past becoming more intriguing than the realities of the present. And while the old tales and rough exterior may tell one side of the story, another can be found in the rare glimpse of ephemeral beauty that exists in this complicated land."

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Chris Scarborough

aftermath

Work that explores the idea of an existence after an ambiguous cataclysm like a new Big Bang. Using many diverse elements from Japanese pop culture and art history, to science fiction, Chinese propaganda posters, and real life, these ideas and elements from our collective cultures have now become literal agents of evolution. When taken into new contexts and narratives, this confronts our notions of what is ideal to the human species.

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others.

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Jeremiah Ariaz

Reconsidering Landscape series

Royal Country, 2006

Last Rays of Light, 2005

Fall, 2006

Reconsidering Landscape investigates our changing relationship with nature. These large-scale color photographs merge the natural and man-made environments to create a new landscape. Public wall paintings most often commemorate something that has passed memorializing the subject. Murals of nature do the same thing and ironically are being painted on surfaces that have been built displacing the natural world they depict. In doing so, they illustrate our distance from, yet longing for, Arcadia, the imagined rural paradise.

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