The Nuclear West exhibit at the Nevada Arts Council’s office (open to the public as a gallery space) includes abridged versions of larger series by some of the West’s more famous landscape photographers. Patrick Nagatani, a former Hollywood set designer, adds digital and theatrical touches to familiar landscapes. Peter Goin braves the stark light of desert noon to show us the worse-for-wear architecture from of the golden age of nuclear enthusiasm. Richard Misrach gets right in the face of dead horses in a landfill, lit lusciously. Together, these images raise a long list of questions and thoughts about the complicated relationships between people and the land.
Nuclear West is at the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St # A, Carson City, 687-6680, until Sept. 30.