Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Elegance of a Slow Motion Apocalypse:
The Photography of Chris Jordan

--art + architecture + design--

Artist Chris Jordan documents appalling scenes of human waste and consumption. The large scale photographic images in limited edition, are powerful documents on what he refers to as our "slow -motion apocalypse in progress." The result is extraordinary - like poetic snapshots of a crime scene, each image stuns with its message and inspires with its elegant, if macabre, beauty.

In Chris Jordan's words...

"Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress. I am appalled by these scenes, and yet also drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity."

For more information on his work contact the Paul Kopelkin Gallery

(Note: Images Above From Top to Bottom -
Circuit Boards, Atlanta 2004 - 44 x 64; Crushed Car #2 - Tacoma 2004 - 44 x 62; New Car Lot - Tacoma 2004 - 13 x 83; Cell Phones, Orlando 2004 - 44 x 82)

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