February 5 , 2010
Weekend Art Picks, New York
Elisabeth Bernstein, Scape #3, 2008, C-Print, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy The Wild Project
Elisabeth Bernstein's first solo exhibition challenges the observer's notion of traditional landscape photography by depicting panoramic vista that initially manifest themselves as familiar locations. Upon closer inspection, the viewer discerns Bernstein's innovative treatment of light and camera perspective, which has produced the illusory scenes out of paint pigments on a tabletop. The photographic installation of five large-scale prints is viscerally surreal and genuinely thought-provoking.
Scapes is on view through March 6th at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street.