Friday, December 04, 2009

Andrew Buck

From our review of Andrew Buck in "An Exhibition of Photography" at the Moses Brown School's Krause Gallery in Providence:
In his his black-and-white "Ohio Horizon" photos, Andrew Buck of Farmington, Connecticut, adopts a short, wide format — like two or three old photo booth photos arranged end to end — that seems especially attuned to the resolutely flat, horizontal landscape of these farms in northwest Ohio, where his in-laws reside.

Buck documents landscapes reshaped by people. A semi truck stands outside a farmhouse in the snow. A mass of windbreak trees rests like a great dark cloud that has landed in the middle of a vast sea of low planted fields. Silvery silos, white barns, windbreak trees, and power lines rise out of a shimmering field of what looks like corn.
Read the rest here.

If you're fascinated by this stuff be sure to check out the panoramas that the late Illinois photographer Art Sinsabaugh shot in the Midwest in the 1960s, an inspiration Buck has acknowledged.

Andrew Buck in "An Exhibition of Photography," Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, Nov. 3 to Dec. 4, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Andrew Buck, "Wood County #8," "Wood County #2," "Wood County #3," and "Along I-75, Bowling Green."


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