NICHOLAS KAHN & RICHARD SELESNICK:
January 25–April 26, 2009
Kahn and Selesnick, Apollo Prophecies series (detail), archival inkjet print, Courtesy of the artists, NY, and the Carl Hammer Gallery, IL.
Artists Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick (NY) take viewers on two marvelous journeys through their panoramic photography. First, a 60-foot panorama depicts astronauts on their long voyage to the moon and back. This image, shot and assembled with multiple sets, live actors, and hand-built models allows viewers to walk along and travel with the characters in their celestial adventure.
The second journey is to Eisbergfreistadt, a fictional town forced to build on an iceberg. Based on the true events of a massive iceberg that ran aground on the Baltic seaport of Lubek in 1923, the images and artifacts from Eisbergfreistadt tell the story of life in this frigid settlement and how the people there managed to survive and even thrive despite the daily terror of impending environmental forces.