Newer Topographics: Photographs of Digitally-Altered Urban Landscapes
California Museum of Photography
April 26 - July 5, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 7pm - 9pm
Jeremy Kidd's exhibition Hyper Architectural Typologies chooses urban scenes that in actuality embody significant architectural drama. Then, using time-lapse photography, panoramic views, and careful optical alteration, he ups the ante, creating new, extreme and immersive panoramic structures. These new worlds have an anthropomorphic presence: they become autonomous spaces, disorienting constructions, and dramatic expressionistic cityscapes. Kidd crosses the objectivity of the camera with the subjectivity of personal vision: these works become romanticized environments leavened by actual observation.
Hyper Architectural Typologies is paired with Eric Curry's American Pride and Passion. In these related exhibitions Eric Curry and Jeremy Kidd carefully assemble multiple images to construct new compositions of large spaces, objects and architectural elements. These digital prints and an interactive installation by Kidd push the boundaries of the way in which space and architecture have traditionally been recorded; offering new ways of seeing urban forms, powerful machinery, and manmade structures. They offer a 21st century update of the classic exhibition of 1975, "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape".