The first time I came across Nealy Blau’s photographs of natural settings I was totally charmed, and quite amazed that she had found such painterly landscapes to capture. Upon further investigation, I discovered that I was not far off the mark.
“Seattle artist Nealy Blau’s photographs examine the representation of the natural world within a constructed environment. Blau takes photographs of faux natural settings in natural history museums. Unable to distinguish scale, her photographs question reality. Nealy states, “Viewing dioramas inside natural history museums can be a deliriously disorienting, slightly eerie, and discordant visual experience. Yet photographing them, I often feel or sense a presence in them that parallels my experiences in nature in fascinating and subversive ways…”
Posts on Lenscratch may not be reproduced without the permission of the Lenscratch staff and the photographer.
Argentina Week: Alejandro Chaskielberg: Laberynth PatagoniaMarch 26th, 2020
Kate Petley: The Very ThingMarch 12th, 2020
Fran Forman: The Rest Between Two NotesMarch 10th, 2020
Frazier King: The Collector’s EyeMarch 7th, 2020
Art + Science: Lost Ground : Linda AlterwitzMarch 2nd, 2020