This article was published in New York Times a year ago, but the images are still potent as long as the reality they depict remains. They remind me of my hometown, except J. Henry Fair has not made it there to create another eerily artful piece.
- BeiBei Song, Editor ｜ 宋贝贝
An Artful Environmental Impact Statement
Abstraction of Destruction J. Henry Fair’s aerial photographs in this show at Gerald Peters Gallery include “Lightning Rods”” (2009), depicting a holding tank at an oil sands facility in Alberta, Canada. More Photos »
The vivid color photographs of J. Henry Fair lead an uneasy double life as potent records of environmental pollution and as ersatz evocations of abstract painting. This makes “Abstraction of Destruction,” his exhibition at the Gerald Peters Gallery, a strange battle between medium and message, between harsh truths and trite, generic beauty. Read more »