Bernd and Hilla Becher
May 30, 2009 - February 7, 2010
Hawkins Contemporary Gallery
German husband-and-wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their photographs of large-scale industrial buildings that are typically arranged in grids. Using a large-format camera, the Bechers have photographed hundreds of industrial structures-including water towers, grain silos, houses, and warehouses-with the aim of maintaining a straightforward and objective point of view. At once conceptual art and typological study, the Bechers' photography has influenced a generation of artists, from Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky to Ed Ruscha and Henry Wessel.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Art + Environment series, an initiative of the Nevada Museum of Art that brings together community, artists and scholars to explore the interaction between people and their environments.
Supported in part by the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.