These images are “layered”, to say the least. Starting a decade ago, the French-Swiss artist Corinne Vionnet, created online keyword searches of vernacular images of tourist landmarks from around the world. She began to examine how we pick the optimum spot to photograph an iconic image and literally thousands of images went into the making of this series Photo Opportunities, a commentary on tourism and digital culture. Using multiple found images of different monuments, she collates around a hundred appropriated photographs for each of her layered, ethereal compositions. Landmarks like the World Trade Towers, the Pyramids at Giza, and the Hollywood sign float in a surreal haze. They are mesmerizing and unique and banal all at once. The exhibit opens tonight at Danziger Gallery through February 6, 2015.
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