ARTIST SERIES

Lori Nix, At Sea
At Sea
Lori Nix, California Forest Fire
California Forest Fire
Lori Nix, Durbin Pass
Durbin Pass
Lori Nix, Treehouse
Treehouse
Lori Nix, Nevada
Nevada
Lori Nix, Junkyard
Junkyard
Lori Nix, Parade
Parade
Lori Nix, Birdhouses
Birdhouses
Lori Nix, Bounty
Bounty
Lori Nix, Paradise
Paradise
Lori Nix, Outpost
Outpost

With the series Lost (2003-2004), Nix and Gerber continue their investigation of the constructed landscape, this time examining feelings of isolation and loneliness. Like much of their previous work, this group of photographs blurs the line between truth and illusion. They subvert the traditions of landscape photography in order to create their own humorously dark world. Nix and Gerber’s images toy with romantic notions of landscape, and their lush, rich color and theatrical lighting magnify a sense of melancholy. The obvious artificiality of the scenes does not diminish the tension created in the photographs. In fact, this fake quality only serves to enhance the enjoyment of the illusion.

Work by Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber

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