From Vince Aletti’s review for The New Yorker:

Karl Blossfeldt’s botanical studies, touchstones of modernist photography since the nineteen-thirties, are the models for the German photographer’s new series, “The Alphabet of New Plants.” But there’s a twist: unlike Blossfeldt’s specimens, Voit’s flora—a cattail, Oriental poppy buds, fiddlehead ferns—are fake. Shot against white backdrops that play up their plastic material, these odd bits of foliage are clever one-liners, more decorative than subversive. The artifice continues in a smarter series of deadpan landscapes, centered on unusually tall palm trees and cacti that are actually camouflaged cell-phone poles. Through November 15.

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