This evening, Thursday, June 8, marks the opening reception for a photographic exhibit that has been years in the making. Lesley Maia Horowitz will be showcasing her collection of images that depict abandoned industrial landscapes. Horowitz manages to capture the beauty and artistic essence of a location in ways that allow viewers to reconsider the nature of the decaying scenes.
Horowitz’s photography highlights the stark possibility that Nature itself has been permanently diminished, since her images render the sites beyond recovery. Here Cole’s cycle stands shattered into discontinuity, and Horowitz’s work serves not as an adjunct, but rather as the true environmental ending.
“Sometimes a show transforms the perceptions of our own landscape. Wrought from her explorations of American Industrial collapse, Lesley Horowitz’s aptly titled photographic show “The Course of Empire” marks a unique aesthetic achievement. Stark and moody, her work transports the viewer through sublime imagery that somehow succeeds both as powerful abstractions and as realistic depictions. The totality of the show–expertly curated by John Fatta–packs the intensity of an installation work, yet each piece stands on its own.”
Lesley Maia Horowitz: Course of Empire @ Eleven Twenty Projects
To learn more about Course of Empire, visit this Facebook event page.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
6 PM – 9 PM
Eleven Twenty Projects | 1120 Main Street | Buffalo, New York 14209