Sean Kelly Gallery
Yesterday, it was finalized. We are moving to LONDON in January. I am so excited! I can´t believe it is only two months to go before I leave America after nearly 15 years. Almost half my life... I will miss this Country, that has been so good to me!
We will have to find a new HOUSE to live in. But, where? Putney? Wimbledon? The question is still open....
James Casebere, seems to be collected by all the large Museums right now. At the Sean Kelly Gallery in Chelsea you can see his newest work "HOUSE" and also some of his past work from the early 90´s.
These photographs are from a series called "Landscapes with Houses" produced in 2009/2010.
This might look simple when you first view it, but it has a whole complex architectural aspect behind it. After what I understand it all is an extensive large model built over two years that has been lit and photographed from different angles. The model is inspired by the Duchess County in New York.
The pictures ends up having a sort of abstract feel to them since they are lifeless. Everything is there, even burning fire, except humans and animals.
They touch me somehow, reminding me of the endless suburban environments that exist out there.
It also comes off as slightly scary, is this a reaction to the "American Dream"? A dream that to some has turned out to be ruined by bankruptcy? where many has sustained themselves by living on Credit?
James Casebere, is definitely an artist of our time, and I think he will be representing it for a long while.