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Sunday, April 14, 2013

ON LOCATION: JAMES RYECK Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


“On Location” opened March 29th, at the Lyons Wier Gallery showing the work of artist James Rieck.

The paintings in “On Location” are digitally composited figures in grand landscapes. The figures are clearly models poached from advertisements and the landscapes are classic displays of manufactured nature; but combined, they are on location! The clothing models have been transported to the exotic lands, but they are not actually there. These people were not in these places; they were not interacting with the nature. This revelation brings home an almost universal feeling of displacement, and yet no matter how disquieting, there is a peaceful feeling of serenity, as if that’s exactly how the narratives and compositions should be.









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