November 30th, 2009
October 21st, 2009
Winter Stories #6, 2007 © Paolo Ventura/Courtesy of Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, NYC
Paolo Ventura‘s Winter Stories are narratives set in a small fictional Tuscan village in the early 1950′s; an imagined place full of dream-like memories. A reception for the artist will be on Wednesday, December 9th, 6–8pm. Winter Stories will be on view December 10, 2009–January 23, 2010, at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, 537 West 24th Street, New York City. The exhibit is in conjunction with the release of a new monograph Winter Stories, published by Aperture.
SOCAR Oil Fields #6, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006. © Edward Burtynsky/Courtesy of Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York/Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Edward Burtynsky: Oil consists of a series of large format color images made over the last 12 years. Burtynsky’s obsession with oil began in 1997, when he identified oil as a key building block of the last century—politically, economically and socially—on a global scale. He has tracked this controversial, valuable and increasingly scarce resource from extraction to production to consumption. The far reaching scope of the project has taken him from oil fields to expressways, from Western Canada to Los Angeles to the Middle East. The exhibit runs contemporaneously at three venues, Edward Burtynsky: Oil is on view until November 28th at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York; until October 31 at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto; and until December 13 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Burtynsky also recently published this work in a new book, OIL, from Steidl.