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17.05.2011

 

GoSee Tip #2 : Anthony Lepore - New Wilderness. Manmade illusion between real and domesticated nature

In his photo series ‘New Wilderness’ Anthony Lepore presents nature as a historic construct, ruled by a human hand. The myth of the difference between real and domesticated nature is questioned by countless photographed landscapes.

Lepore’s photographs often resemble collages or edited pictures, but the artist in fact strictly avoids all use of digital manipulation. Despite the often adventurous inclusion of the exhibition space, the ‘New Wildness’ which is represented is often everything but wild and portrays a striking example of manmade illusion.

The illusion makes it difficult to even identify nature and reflects the impossibility of creating nature in photography. A visit to the exhibition transforms a general experience of nature into an adventure. Afterwards some visitors are bound to question to what extent the nature that surrounds us is in fact natural.

Anthony Lepore was born in 1977 and studied at Fordham University and Yale. His work has already been exhibited all over the world, from Shanghai to New York and Basel. Several pieces can be admired in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museums in New York, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.

The ‘New Wilderness’ exhibition is on display at the M+B in Los Angeles from the 24th of May until the 18th of June. The artist will be present for the private view on Saturday, the 21st of May from 6pm to 9pm. Sadly, we won’t be bale to attend, but we are pleased to present another inspiring exhibition at M+B on GoSee.


Anthony Lepore : New Wilderness
M+B Gallery
until the 18th of June
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069
USA