KIM KEEVER

Kim Keever's photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank which is then filled with water. His dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with colored light filters and the dispersal of pigment, producing ephemeral atmospheres that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera. Keever's painterly photographic panoramas represent a continuation of the landscape tradition, as well as an evolution of the genre. Referencing a broad history of landscape painting, especially that of Romanticism and the Hudson River School, they are imbued with a sense of the sublime. However, they also show a subversive side that deliberately acknowledges their contemporary contrivance and conceptual artifice.