Records. Photographs of abandoned homes, left to rot and decay. Some of which have not even been built to completion, whilst others resemble prisons more than they do a home.
Sometimes they are set against impressive backdrops and sometimes they just linger sadly in the midst of a space. Always embraced by a fragile air of lonesomeness, failure and decay.
The black & white motifs were photographed by Mark Ruwedel in the deserts around Los Angeles, the Mojave desert, in Utah and on the small island of British Columbia.
'Records' is Mark's second exhibition at the Yossi Milo Gallery.
Mark Ruwedel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1954. His photographs are held in numerous collections, including Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Yale University Art Gallery; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Fonds Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The books Westward the Course of Empire and One Thousand Two Hundred Twelve Palms (1212 Palms) were published by Yale University Art Gallery.
March 1–April 7, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 6:00–8:00 pm
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue
(between 24th & 25th St.)
New York, NY 10001