No. 224: Edward Burtynsky

Episode No. 224 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Edward Burtynsky.

Edward Burtynsky is one of North America’s most important photographers. In bodies of work such as “China,” and “Oil,” Burtynsky has conducted sustained examinations of mankind’s use of the planet’s natural resources and of the ways industry has transformed nature. His work has been the subject of dozens of major museum exhibitions around the world, including at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Burtynsky’s most recent show, “Water,” features nearly five dozen works mostly examining the ways in which human societies have re-made the natural environment in an effort to use water. The show originated at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and was curated by Russell Lord. The book that accompanies the exhibition is published by Steidl. “Water” is on view at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Va. through May 15.

Air date: Feburary 18, 2016.

Edward Burtynsky, Railcuts #1, C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, BC, 1985.

Edward Burtynsky, Railcuts #1, C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, BC, 1985.

Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #35, Sudbury, Ont., 1996.

Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #35, Sudbury, Ont., 1996.

Edward Burtynsky, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China, 2005.

Edward Burtynsky, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China, 2005.

Shasta Lake Reservoir, Northern California, USA, 2009.

Edward Burtynsky, Shasta Lake Reservoir, Northern California, USA, 2009.

Oil Spill #5, Q4000 Drilling Platform, Gulf of Mexico, USA, 2010.

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #5, Q4000 Drilling Platform, Gulf of Mexico, USA, 2010.

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #10, Oil Slick, Gulf of Mexico, USA, 2010.

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #10, Oil Slick, Gulf of Mexico, USA, 2010.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #1, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #1, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #2, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #2, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #13, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Pivot Irrigation #13, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #7, Abandoned Shrimp Farm, Sonora, Mexico, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #7, Abandoned Shrimp Farm, Sonora, Mexico, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #9, Sonora, Mexico, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Colorado River Delta #9, Sonora, Mexico, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Glacial Runoff #1, Skeidararsandur, Iceland, 2012.

Edward Burtynsky, Glacial Runoff #1, Skeidararsandur, Iceland, 2012.

 

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