Anthony Redpath | DISTILLED
This September Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to present DISTILLED, a new body of work by Vancouver-based photographer Anthony Redpath. Following his acclaimed RE-FINED series, the artist continues to explore the industrial edifices of the West Coast, visually mining a landscape that is rooted in its industrial history. Redpath positions his lens at a close range, and crops and recomposes his subjects in post-production, distilling them into a series of abstracted planes of shape and texture. “Striving for ultimate graphic simplicity can help communicate an idea in the most arresting way,” Redpath states.
Redpath draws influence most notably from Bernd and Hilla Becher’s typologies, Andreas Gursky’s meticulously detailed images of the modern world, the rich textural detail of Gerhard Richter’s scraped paintings, and the graphic industrial depictions by Lewis Baltz in the “New Topographics” exhibition. Captivating to the viewing from a distance, Redpath’s compositions, upon closer inspection, conjure themes of perception, industry, socio-politics and the environment.
Join us Saturday, September 8 from 2-4pm to celebrate the opening of DISTILLED and to meet the artist. The exhibition will be on view until September 22.