William Binzen

March 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Works At Gold Hill Above Devil's Gate
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

Dust Storm, Looking North Up the Black Rock Desert
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

False Kiva (Mill Site Below American Flat)
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Four Corners Power Plant
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

In the Belly of the Beast, Mid-Nevada
2016
archival pigment print
60" x 74"

image © William Binzen
$4,800-$5,400

Mill at American Flat
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Old Pole Barn Near Devil's Cauldron
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Pit, Headframe and Historic District, Goldfield, Nevada
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

Resourced Land Considered as Sculpture Field
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Ruins of Spencer's Mill
2016
archival pigment print
60" x 74"

image © William Binzen
$4,800-$5,400

Salt Lake City and County Building
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

Spirit of America, Craig Breedlove
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

Stalking Relics, Warm Spring Canyon, Death Valley
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

The Wreck of Former Boundaries, Virginia City
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Gold Hill
2016
archival pigment print
44" x 54"

image © William Binzen
$3,000-$3,500

Unsettled Skies Above the Anschutz Ranch
2016
archival pigment print
24" x 30"

image © William Binzen
$1,450-$1,800

Working Blacksmith Shop, Virginia City
2016
archival pigment print
60" x 74"

image © William Binzen
$4,800-$5,400

William Binzen

Azimuth: Terrain and Direction: Deciphering the West

To create the monumental color and black-and-white prints for his series, Azimuth, photographer William Binzen has focused his 8×10 view camera on the vast expanses of the American West, documenting the ways in which humans have visibly altered these landscapes. The artist’s large-format negatives have made sizable panoramic reproductions of his images possible, presenting viewers with the exquisite details of the terrain as well as making the consequences of human expansion clearly visible from lens to horizon.

Azimuth deals with reading traces in the landscape where history and lore linger still, before being overwritten by modernity. Azimuth seeks to find what directions we’re moving in as we reevaluate and reshape the Western landscape. What are the implications of our development decisions? What kinds of custodians are we? What is the worth of land left alone? How do land-use decisions affect us socially? Is beauty in landscape, void of cliché, still possible?”

William Binzen is a photographer and musician based in northern California. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and he has been instrumental in making art a major focus of Burning Man. He has exhibited most recently at Rhythmix Gallery in Alameda, California; Liberty Fine Art Gallery and the Nevada Historical Society in Reno, Nevada; Calumet Gallery in San Francisco; and Dragonfly Gallery in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Binzen’s work is housed in the collections of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, The Mountain Play Association in San Rafael, California, the Burning Man Project in San Francisco, and the Polaroid Permanent Print Collection.