Mark Ruwedel

Bombay Beach #11A

2005, printed 2009
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Storied American-Canadian photographer Mark Ruwedel aims "to disturb all the assumptions we have about what's in a landscape picture, and to trace the different ways people have thought about place." The photographs here are drawn from three discrete series: "Desert Houses, Dusk", and "Crossings", each focusing on aspects of humanitys fallible adaptation to the Southern California desert, a place where, Ruwedel remarks "nobody ever cleans up." The "Dusk" prints capture the moment that day gives way to night, offering respite from heat and sun and cover for trails of existence captured in Desert Houses and Crossings that recount sagas of migration and abandoned plans through objects lying in the sand.
Artist
Title
Bombay Beach #11A
Date
2005, printed 2009
Medium
Photograph
Materials
ink jet print
Dimensions
40.1 x 50.2 cm; image: 40.1 x 50.2 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 2012
Accession number
45489