New York

Caroline Dlugos

Gorney Bravin + Lee

At first glance, Caroline Dlugos’ large color landscapes appear to be neo-objectivist expressions in which the pure pleasure of looking at any huge, well-made color photograph is almost enough. And Dlugos’ pictures are certainly beautiful. They are all taken from an elevated vantage point—with fields of grass or flowers or plowed ground swelling up to fill the lower two-thirds of the frame—and all end in a high, straight line that forms the horizon, above which loom luxurious skies. These expansive views are initially restful, so it is with some consternation that you begin to notice incommensurable details. Focusing on a field of yellow flowers, you gradually become aware of an unnatural symmetry in the forms. Cows grazing atop a grassy hill appear to be randomly scattered, until one notices that three of the cows are identical and equidistant in the line they form. Similary, there seems

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