Ed Ranney Exhibition and Talk in Albuquerque
Ed Ranney and Charles Ross (creator of Star Axis) will talk about their years of collaboration around the project, Star Axis. The talk will take place at the Albuquerque Museum on Sunday, August 30 at 1pm.
The talk is part of the show "The Shape of Time: Photographs of Star Axis by Edward Ranney, 1979 – 2009" and it runs from June 28 - September 20, 2009
More details at http://www.cabq.gov/museum
About the show:
Edward Ranney has photographed the growth of the earth-sculpture Star Axis since 1979, when Charles Ross began excavation of the southern edge of Chupinas Mesa, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, for the construction of the site’s eleven story Star Tunnel. The large-format photographs Ranney has taken each year since then reveal a major site growing out of its own rubble. For Ranney, with his extensive experience photographing pre-Columbian sites of ancient America, this process might be described as a kind of visual archaeology in reverse. Inherent in a project spanning a generation are visual observations of the power of a specific site as it grows and changes over time, as well as a poetic sense of the changing shape of time itself. Here photographic documentation speaks not only of architectural construction, but also of process and duration, intuition and aspiration, and a shared desire to understand cosmic phenomena on a human scale.
The exhibition is part of Land/Art NM.