Hirshhorn Plaza

Mon, Mar 22 2010

John Gerrard’s works hover between fact and fiction. They present actual scenes from desolate corners of America—including an oil derrick, a pig processing plant, and a vintage storm photo superimposed on a real farmscape—and unfold in real time, yet what looks as if it is streaming live is, in fact, a fabricated image. The artist discusses the complex process behind his stark, realistic works, which re-imagine landscape art and offer meditations on the impact of our habits of consumption.

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