New Edward Burtynsky work at Flowers East Gallery Show in London
New work by Edward Burtynsky at Flowers East in London.
For all those many
obsessed Burtynsky fans.. you might have seen one or 2 new Burtynsky photos (still selling strongly) during Art Basel Miami 2009, but now there's a complete new gallery show up as of January 9th.
So if you're in London before it closes on February 7th, you probably want to check out this new photography show.
For all the rest of us, who are geographically challenged.. you can see Edward Burtynsky's many new photographs on line.
(photo #1, Ed Burtynsky, Silver Lake Operations #1, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2007, Limited Edition Chromogenic Colour Print)
It's clearly a continuation of Burtynsky's long term exploration of our man made landscapes.
This time Edward is using for the first time planes (or helicopters) in the creation of his photographs. This has the effect of making these photos look much more like paintings than any of his previous work.
Additionally, our first look at the work, we saw a strong connection between this new Burtynsky series with photographer David Maisel's work. Check out David's Lake Project, Terminal Mirage, and his Mining Project all done pre-2004.
The similarity is very strong between their projects...So, we're not sure how MAO feels about this.. What do you think?
Good ? The Burtynsky work is building on another artists efforts.. or
Bad ? He's just ripping off someone who did it first, but doesn't get the huge audiance Burtynsky has?
(Photo #2, Ed Burtynsky, Silver Lake Operations #10, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2007
Limited Edition Chromogenic Colour Print)
FYI..there is also a nice but, small (approx 65 pages) new catalog available, with an essay by Michael Mitchell.
You'll have to contact the Flowers Gallery East for copies of the new catalog.
Flowers East, London
9 January - 7 February 2009
Additionally..For all those Burtynsky fans, you'll all be happy to know, Edward Burtynsky, has a few Museum shows coming up : 2009
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, February 6 - June 9, 2009
Edward Burtynsky: Uneasy Beauty - Photographs of Canada, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia, January 17 - March 22
Burtynsky: Oil, Corcoran Gallery / Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. (touring exhibit begins), November 2009