Painter Eric LoPresti’s “An Ocean of Light” at Burning in Water Gallery

A sublime artistic study on nuclear craters, quiet terror and atomic bomb test sites

Hanford Site, a decommissioned nuclear production complex where engineers created plutonium for the Manhattan Project, sits a little more than 30 minutes by car from Richland, Washington—the birthplace of painter Eric LoPresti. Richland may have been an innocuous suburb, but after LoPresti’s move to New York, he took interest in Hanford’s past. Using oil and watercolor, the artist dissected components, compiled pieces and a new …

Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues

On painting the slopes, from trees to terrain, with no digital software

If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful of people who have mastered the art of capturing the workings of mountains for those traversing them, having succeeded industry greats …

Mark Dorf’s Alternate Landscapes

The photographer on perceiving surroundings with our digital state of mind

Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. “I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re untouched, but, of course, they are—every landscape is affected by the hand of man,” the Louisville, Kentucky-raised and now Brooklyn-based photographer tells CH. …