Lakes and Reservoirs
FEBRUARY - JULY 2014
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
"Lakes and Reservoirs," an exhibition of photographs by Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Brandt, is the artist’s first solo show in the Southeast. Influenced largely by generations of landscape photographers before him, Brandt’s process of exploration and experimentation takes the tradition one step further.
Using his surroundings as an additive medium, Brandt’s printed photographs are bathed in a mixture of water collected from the site in which the composition was derived. Through this experimental process, the artist becomes closer to his specific subjects and gains a better understanding of his surroundings as a whole. This controlled technique mirrors the chemical composite of the photographed landscape and therefore symbolizes today’s ecological concerns about the deterioration of our natural world.