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Emmet Gowin : The Nevada Test Site


Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill present  Emmet Gowin: The Nevada Test Site, a presentation of aerial photographs surveying theuniquely scarred landscape of America’s primary nuclear testing location for over four decades. Opening on October 25 and on viewthrough December 21, 2019, the exhibition coincides with the publication of Gowin’s latest monograph, The Nevada Test Site, byPrinceton University Press and marks his debut at Pace’s new Chelsea location. Since 1980, renowned American photographer Emmet Gowin has explored both the natural and man-made alteration of the earth’s surface from an airborne perspective. Finding that “from the air, places and subjects usually forbidden or inaccessible were now fully visible, with a scope and wholeness that a close-up or ground view could never provide,” he has created formally abstract and luminouscompositions of the volcanic devastation of Washington’s Mount St. Helens, the chemical contamination of the Hanford NuclearReservation, pivot irrigation agriculture in Kansas, the chemo-petrol industries of the Czech Republic, and most recently, the Spanishprovince of Granada. Following a nearly decade-long pursuit with the U.S. Department of Energy, Gowin secured permission to make aerial photographs of...

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