K E V I N . M O O R E

After Industry

Alice and Harris Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati

Sept 23 - Nov 27, 2016

Frank Gohlke

Grain Elevators, Cyclone, Minneapolis, 1974

Gelatin silver print

Successors of Lewis Baltz and Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica

Drawn from the collection of New York collector and Ohio native Gregory Gooding, After Industry features twentieth-century photographs by American and German artists. Works explore industry and its impact on landscape, particularly during the post-industrial era, beginning in the 1970s. Historical precedents include works by Bill Brandt, Walker Evans, and Albert Renger-Patzsch. A play on the term “after nature,” an outdated term for “still life,” After Industry emphasizes nature as an irrepressible constant in relation to industry, and the industrial age as only a brief episode within the longer course of history. Featured artists include Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bill Brandt, Frank Breuer, Lynne Cohen, John Divola, Walker Evans, Frank Gohlke, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Mark Ruwedel, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, and Henry Wessel.

 

After Industry is accompanied by an installation in the street-level gallery by Marlo Pascual, an American artist living and working in New York. A native of Nashville, TN, Pascual creates enigmatic still-lifes featuring found photographs in relation to common objects.

Lewis Baltz

Commercial Building, Pasadena, 1973

Gelatin silver print

Courtesy the Sucessors of Lewis Baltz and Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica

Gohlke, turbine Baltz, facade