August 26 – September 30, 2016
Central Features Contemporary Art
514 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque #2 • 505-252-9983
In a new series of epic panoramas Inherit the Dust, Nick Brandt examines the tragic effects of urban sprawl in East Africa by recording man’s impact on places where animals used to roam but no longer do. On location, Brandt erects a life-size panel of one of his photographs, placing his iconic animal portraits on sites of explosive development, factories, wastelands, and quarries. Human figures within the photographs seem oblivious to the presence of the panels, and the animals represented within them seem to exist as ghosts in the landscape. The exhibition features archival pigment prints from the series presented on a monumental scale, with the largest images stretching more than ten feet in width.
Image: 02/12/2016, from the “D.I.Y. P.I.” series, 2016, Polaroid film