Urban : Redux
2015, 2016, ongoing
Composite photographs, archival pigment prints on heavy cold press cotton rag.
“Urban: Redux” is a series of multiple exposures of fragments and layers of visual and textural elements of urban landscapes in the process of transience and decay. The images act as environmental portraits of landscapes collected "around the corner" in a particular location; in this case the Lower East Side of New York City. They are transient because of exposure to weathering, painting over, removal, etc.. The images freeze the disintegrating visual elements, textures, architecture, surfaces, spraypaint, paint, stickers, cement, tar, diamond plate, street grates, etc., and preserves them in one window of vision. The print process accentuates the raw nature of the images.