Brown’s landscape photographs, “point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit.” The exhibit will be on display through May 9, on the 3rd floor of Watzek.
Discussing the concept and process behind his work, Kevin Edward Brown says, “My work is an exploration of the ongoing American relationship with our constructed landscape. When considering “where one is,” the impetus is to describe location-zip codes, GPS coordinates, et cetera-not one’s actual surroundings. These photographs are not accusatory; rather they point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit, and suggest a more active consideration of the modifications made to our world in terms of utility, ecology and aesthetics, I work methodically with a large format view camera, which helps to slow a landscape down, to distill it and to analyze it. This distillation and analysis is lost in our daily lives. In fact, my figures are no different from those we encounter in day-to-day life: I simply highlight human passivity through their isolation.”