Josh Brand, Bianca Walking, 2011, color photograph, 6 x 4".

Josh Brand

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Josh Brand, Bianca Walking, 2011, color photograph, 6 x 4".

Josh Brand’s solo exhibition “Nature” was striking for its comparisons of opposing qualities—black and white, nature and city, large and small. Numerous photographic works were uniformly hung along the walls of the gallery like strings of punctuation marks, and as his subject matter was on the whole sedate, they collectively instilled a sense of contemplative reflection among those viewing them. The exhibition comprised unique palm-size black-and-white C-prints, alongside several larger photographs and works made using hand-manipulated photographic paper. The subject of all these works was, in one way or another, nature in a domestic setting.

This show signaled a definite departure for Brand. While a few works, including Figurative Shape (all works 2011), were reminiscent of his earlier photographs, such as those included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, his monochromatic palette

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