Brice Bischoff: How Close
How Close, the debut monograph by Brice Bischoff, is the result of over five years and hundreds of pictures made at Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Bischoff's art takes multiple forms, auric, painterly abstractions in space, kiln-formed glass sculptures, and photographic images. Using visual allegory spanning three chapters, How Close describes a transformational intimacy with the canyon. The shifting light of the desert is poetically translated with a large format camera on color negative film. In addition to traditional photographic techniques, Bischoff uses experimental in-camera effects, sculptural interventions, and improvised choreography creating images that suggest an immersion in deep time. The photographs in How Close are both ephemeral land art documentation and a witness to unreal natural phenomena.
With an epilogue from Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse and words from the artist about the history of Red Rock Canyon from it being the traditional territory and home of the Kawaiisu (Nuwa) Peoples, acknowledging photography's legacy and role in settler colonialism, to its representation as a film location in countless Hollywood movies.
- Brice Bischoff, 2023
- Debossed, foil stamped, linen hardcover with tipped in image with 168 pages
- 74 color plates on uncoated paper
- 12 x 10 inches
- Edition of 500