11/05/2022 - 09/07/2022

New Work - Photography

Mark Ruwedel - Inland: Haunted by the Desert

Mark Ruwedel’s third solo exhibition with the gallery develops on from his on-going project Los Angeles: Landscapes of Four Ecologies. For over three decades, Ruwedel has photographed American deserts and wild spaces that bear traces of human intervention.

In Ruwedel’s Los Angeles series, he has identified and photographed four overlapping landscape ‘systems’: The Rivers, The Eastern Edge (transitioning from the basin to the desert), The Hills and Canyons, and The Western Edge (the coast). His work captures the dynamic landscapes of the greater LA metropolitan area, which is shaped by floods, fires, earthquakes and landslides. For his work depicting the effects of fire on the landscape, Ruwedel was nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2021.

In this exhibition, Ruwedel turns his attention to an area culturally known as the Inland Empire: a semi-arid zone between the Mediterranean climate of Southern California’s coastal regions and the harsher weather of the deserts to the east.


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