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NEW YORK: David LaChapelle, LAND SCAPE

Known for his visually compelling images that blend pop culture with art historical references, David LaChapelle’s newest series LAND SCAPE debuts at the Paul Kasmin Gallery this Friday, January 17th. The exhibition is comprised of two series – Refineries and Gas Stations – both of which use scaled models handcrafted from recycled materials like egg cartons, tea canisters and hair curlers to depict various imagery. Shot along the West Coast, the ethereal light of the Refineries series ironically suggests the dark reality of refineries, while the photographs from Gas Stations take place in the rainforest of Maui and reference Edward Hopper and Ed Ruscha in their eerie, surrealist aesthetic. A fully illustrated catalogue, published by Damiani and written by Shana Nys Dambrot, will accompany the exhibition. –Sarah Ryan Hecht 

David LaChapelle, LAND SCAPE

Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue 10001

On view through March 1, 2014

Images courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery

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