Saturday, October 2, 2010

David Burdeny

October is here, and through the end of the month, David Burdeny's photography, along with a selection of work from the Yale University School of Art MFA Photography graduates will be on display.

Burdeny's work comes from his series Sacred & Secular in which he is using long exposures to "see" and present the world in a way that our cannot. Shooting with 8x10 transparencies, Burdeny is able to produce large, highly-detailed prints in vivid color of the man-made landscapes he is exploring. Images in the show come from world cities including Shanghai, Dubai, Venice, New York, Cairo and Uummannaq, Greenland. Through his images, Burdeny aims to show the viewer how each location has its own unique identity but becomes related through its common connection to humanity.

See what others have had to say about the show:

ArtLetter 9/10/10
by Paul Klein
"David Burdeny’s show opening tonight is of wonderful landscape photographs/documentation of international cities and locales. The detail is exquisite and the color and tones exist in a range from flamboyant to whisper. It’s kind of like being there, but they never look quite this good without the refinement of a gifted photographer."

Hyperallergic 9/17/10

by Ian Epstein

"Similar to the vertiginous, disorienting blurs of a tilt-shift lens, the effect — done more or less by hand and not some trick of mechanics or optics — creates an image that is toy-like. The effect on a cityscape, like a tattoo sinking ink beneath skin to take an image and make it flesh, is soft and somehow naturalizing."

Newcity 9/27/10
by Michael Weinstein

Although Burdeny depicts compelling configurations when he snaps at middle distance or from above, his most arresting images are panoramic ribbons of skyline taken from afar that bisect expanses of water and sky, revealing in a frozen moment the energizing experience that we have when we approach the towers of a city’s center."

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