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July 17, 2010

Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's at once elegiac, angry, and bedeviled by the strange geometry of our present day infrastructure. Ranging from views of a single plant to aerial shots of our squirreling highways, Land Use Survey investigates where we are while still managing to suggest where we've been and intimate where we might be heading. "I think it is easy to focus on the dire, overdeveloped imagery but in the show I wanted to show as much of the diverse ways that the land is used alongside the diverse ways artists are capturing the land around them," says curator Jeffrey Teuton. Have a look for yourself.

Housing Development at Different Stages, Las Vegas, NV, March 2005 by Alex Maclean
Housing Development at Different Stages, Las Vegas, NV, March 2005 by Alex Maclean
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Landslides Aerial Photography
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Juniper by Michael Lundgren
Juniper by Michael Lundgren
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Badlands, Snowshadows by Louisa McElwain
Badlands, Snowshadows by Louisa McElwain
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Untitled (Goleta) by Liz Kuball
Untitled (Goleta) by Liz Kuball
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Indian Beach Surf, Oregon by Ian Baguskas
Indian Beach Surf, Oregon by Ian Baguskas
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Rotations: Moore Estates #5 by Matthew Moore
Rotations: Moore Estates #5 by Matthew Moore
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Road to Road by William Wegman
Road to Road by William Wegman
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Ocean Shores, WA by Tyson Anthony Roberts
Ocean Shores, WA by Tyson Anthony Roberts
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#6237 by Todd Hido
#6237 by Todd Hido
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White Eagle Park by Ross Racine
White Eagle Park by Ross Racine
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Re-Inhabited Circle K: Mr. Formal, Phoenix AZ by Paho Mann
Re-Inhabited Circle K: Mr. Formal, Phoenix AZ by Paho Mann
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Mint and Magnolia by Brad Moore
Mint and Magnolia by Brad Moore
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Aerial #62 by Sarah McKenzie
Aerial #62 by Sarah McKenzie
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Untitled by Nick Lamia
Untitled by Nick Lamia
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Fort Yates, ND by Justin Newhall
Fort Yates, ND by Justin Newhall
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Oblivion 2n by David Maisel
Oblivion 2n by David Maisel
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Reflection by Dana Miller
Reflection by Dana Miller
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Untitled, Arizona IV by Christoph Gielen
Untitled, Arizona IV by Christoph Gielen
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Untitled (gap) by Chris Ballantyne
Untitled (gap) by Chris Ballantyne
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Elk Mural by Bryan Schutmaat
Elk Mural by Bryan Schutmaat
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Gravel by Beth Dow
Gravel by Beth Dow
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Sighting Avondale Mall by Andrew Scott Ross and Scott Lawrence
Sighting Avondale Mall by Andrew Scott Ross and Scott Lawrence
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Housing Development at Different Stages, Las Vegas, NV, March 2005 by Alex Maclean
Housing Development at Different Stages, Las Vegas, NV, March 2005 by Alex Maclean

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