chris ballantyne

towers in the park (2014)

backyard (maze) (2009)

clearing (2014)

pool (2013)

cargo ship (2013)

The mundane, uninhabited scenes acquire a sense of uncanny, underlined by the focal lighting in some of the plates. The recurrent theme of fences frames empty lots and suburban sport areas, secluding even more the isolated scene from a larger context. These fragments of a lost urbanity reveal absurd details, (i.e. fences becoming mazes), and stand on the brink between humorous commentary and dramatic scenario.

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