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The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar - Jamey Stillings - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

03/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

In this new monograph, Jamey Stillings synthesizes environmental interests with his longstanding fascination with the intersections of nature and human activity. In October 2010, Stillings began a three-and-a-half-year aerial exploration over what has become the world's largest concentrated solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert of California. From the simple and stark terrain of the preconstruction landscape to the angular forms of the completed solar plant producing 392 megawatts of electricity on 14 square kilometers of public land, Stillings explores dynamic interactions between raw organic forms of nature and those defined by the project's precise geometric lines. Shot from a helicopter during first and last light, Stillings' black-and-white images intrigue with tight abstractions, oblique views of geologic and geometric forms, and broad open views of the dramatic desert basin.

Jamey Stillings

About Presenter Jamey Stillings

 

Jamey Stillings (born 1955, USA) grew up in Oregon and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Stillings' career spans documentary, fine art and commercial assignments. He earned a BA in Art from Willamette University (1978) and an MFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology (1982). His work is in the collections of the United States Library of Congress; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Nevada Museum of Art; UNLV Libraries, Special Collections; and private collections. Stillings’ newest project, Changing Perspectives, is a global examination of renewable energy development.

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