James Casebere (b. 1953) is renowned for a pioneering use of models in his constructed photographs. Closely associated with the Pictures Generation, the artist’s early practice was characteristic of the postmodern cultural appropriation of his peers. Architectural and contemporary references populate the otherwise uninhabited work of the past four decades, which encompasses large-scale sculptural installations alongside tabletop constructions. Landscape with Houses (2009) represents a continuation of Casebere’s interest in suburban America. These illusionistic models, meticulously assembled by hand, against composite digital backgrounds, were inspired by the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. Whilst travelling in upstate New York, the artist was struck by the sprawl of urban development. Casebere’s work features in the collections of New York’s Guggenheim and Metropolitan museums and at the Tate, in London. www.jamescasebere.com.
Bruce Davidson Retrospective, Fundación MAPFRE
The first retrospective in Spain featuring the work of Bruce Davidson exists at Fundación MAPFRE, at its exhibition hall in Barcelona.
Nelli Palomäki’s photography seeks to find new ways to interpret highly classical monochrome portraiture. Shared explores the complex theme of siblinghood,