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Lewis Baltz

The New Industrial Parks

1974

The New Industrial Parks is part of a monographic series developed in the 1970s (The Tract Houses, Maryland, Nevada and Park City) wherein the artist Lewis Baltz deals with wide-ranging cultural and philosophical questions about industrial zones in the urban landscape. By focusing his attention on the familiar, Baltz created a powerful work in his critical photographic approach to the built environment.

Under the harsh light of a rectilinear universe full of the closed doors and enigmatic façades of the new industrial parks, the artist gives life to surfaces and textures, captures both the opaque and the transparent, and seems to project, beyond the deceptively banal frontal views, the buildings’ entire life cycle. This tension between the difficulty of the subject and the formal beauty of the resulting images gives the work its visual power.

The New Industrial Parks
West Wall, R-ohm Corporation, 16931 Milliken, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
South Wall, Semicoa, 333 McCormick, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
Southeast Corner, Semicoa, 333 McCormick, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
South Wall, Unoccupied Industrial Structure, 16812 Milliken, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
West Wall, Nursery Supplies, 1432 Santa Fe, Tustin
The New Industrial Parks
Unoccupied Warehouse, Santa Ana
The New Industrial Parks
West Wall, Unoccupied Industrial Structure, 20 Airway Drive, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
Alton Road at Murphy Road, looking toward Newport Center
The New Industrial Parks
East Wall, Energy Products Division, Royal Industries, 2040 Dyer Road, Santa Ana
The New Industrial Parks
Barranca Road, between Von Karman and Milliken Roads, looking Southwest
The New Industrial Parks
Road Construction, Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
East Wall, McGaw Laboratories, 1821 Langley, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
South Corner, Parking Area, 23831 El Toro Road, El Toro
The New Industrial Parks
North Wall, Master Specialties Company, 1640 Monrovia, Costa Mesa
The New Industrial Parks
Window, Industrial Office, Newport Beach
The New Industrial Parks
Southwest Wall, Vollrath, 2424 McGaw, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
Northwest Wall, Unoccupied Industrial Spaces, 17875 C and D Skypark Circle, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
South Wall, Hand K Industries, 1611 S. Boyd Street, Santa Ana
The New Industrial Parks
North Wall, Niguel Hardware, 26087 Getty Drive, Laguna Niguel
The New Industrial Parks
Foundation Construction, Many Warehouses, 2892 Kelvin, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
North Wall, Automated Marine International, 1641 McGaw, Irvine
The New Industrial Parks
Deere Road, between Daimler and Red Hill Avenues, looking South
The New Industrial Parks
East Wall, Western Carpet Mills, 1231 Warner, Tustin
33°40'10.0"N 117°49'23.0"W

Location: Irvine CA, USA

Collection: Collection SFMOMA - Gift of Carol Campbell Wenaas - Estate of Lewis Baltz
Text: CCA


Posted: February 2019
Category: Photography

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