Published by Gallery Diet
With an essay by Ruba Katrib
Subjecting the landscape to a critique, as an art object or any object in material culture, allows one to tease out a narrative in reverse. The broad view is pictorial: mountains, clouds, horizon lines, ground cover. The details, the small pieces, even holes and missing parts creep out and ask to be analyzed. Enigmatic fragments gain extra significance as they point in many directions, towards political, technological, and social histories that have shaped the landscape. Magical objects, laden with poetics, converse with each other. Of course, all of this subjecting is subjective and illuminates preoccupations and prejudices of the artist.