Kevin Bauman - 100 Abandoned Houses
“100 seemed like a lot, although the number of abandoned houses in Detroit is more like 12,000. Encompassing an area of over 138 square miles, Detroit has enough room to hold the land mass of San Francisco, Boston, and Manhattan Island, yet the population has fallen from close to 2 million citizens, to most likely less than 800,000. With such a dramatic decline, the abandoned house problem is not likely to go away any time soon.”
it is my favorite thing to make these, even if they don’t get any notes. i like to look at them. i like finding photos that go so nicely together.
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Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s Layer Drawings series continues to explore time, space, and memory by exhibiting the gradation of the sky and varied environments as layered installations. Like his past works, the transcendent sequence of frames present captured moments that would otherwise be lost as a distant memory, regretfully gone unnoticed in life. They display a succession of inkjet printed photographs on plexiglass acrylic that represent moments that are underappreciated and easily escape our attention like daily sunrises and sunsets.
Placed in chronological order, each mounted image serves as a piece of the final product. Nakanishi leaves gaps in between each panel, inviting viewers to reflect and fill them in with their own memories. The artist’s pieces offer a unique, multi-dimensional view of time that allows the viewer to take in each sculptural mixed media installation from multiple perspectives. In a way, he is allotting time to moments that have been overlooked in the past, though it leads one to wonder what they may be failing to notice while taking in the art.