Art pick: Richard Gilles at Axis Gallery
Local photographer Richard Gilles recently relocated to Redding, but he maintains a presence in Sacramento with his Towers exhibition. This body of work returns to his panoramic style of capturing inanimate objects in desolate landscapes interrupted by humans. This time, the photographs are a result of his scouring of California since 2007 for twin monoliths of various kinds—silos, water tanks, nuclear cooling towers—and “the most recent one was shot last week,” he said. All of the locations are anywhere from Death Valley to Santa Rosa, he said, adding “you don’t find these things every day.” Well, except for at Axis Gallery for the month of May.