Exhibition Runs: June 26th to July 2nd, 2012
On the UAS Barewalls
Interested in the functions of industrials development, Before Urbanscapes takes the viewer on a walk to explore the underbelly of an urbanized landscape and is the initial body of work on Shanaz Pasha’s chosen subject matter.
The artist is not so much interested in taking pictures of beautiful architectural facades, or pretty city lights in the evening or winding roads, but rather in the subtle evidence of human traffic, of how architecture is used, byproducts of urbanization, how the surface of the landscape is altered and used for the purpose of structuralizing civilized culture.
Before Urbanscapes is a photographic study that presents the viewer with a way to look at industrial development and its facets that is atypical of photographic presentations in the professional field. It is the artists aim to prove that creative presentation in the field of research is important, if not vital, to fulfill a comprehensive view of social and cultural studies.
This work is created and presented as fine art, functioning as research and documentation, using Ansel Adam’s outlined Zone System of exposure, development and printing.