How 12 Artists Are Proving that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Image: 99 x 99 cm (38 7/8 x 38 7/8 in.)
Frame: 110.8 x 110.8 cm (43 5/8 x 43 5/8 in.)
Signature: Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/5 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.
J. Brouws, Approaching Nowhere, W.W. Norton, 2006, pl. 27
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
Jeff Brouws documents the contemporary American landscape in photographs that also reveal traces of history: “I often feel like a visual anthropologist recording our present day civilization,” he has said of his practice. Brouws’ photographs reveal a civilization transitioning out of an industrial economy into an undefined future. Among the evidence of this transition, which Brouws presents in a deadpan yet poetic style, are abandoned gas stations, crumbling factories, and highway vistas punctuated with commercial advertisements.
American , b. 1955, San Francisco, California, based in Stanfordville, New York