Photographer Britannie Bond made her Las Vegas debut with her showing of The Wilderness Project, a series of photographs that superimposes animals of the wild with the concrete jungle landscape. The exhibit features transparent images of lions, buffalo elk, deer and other animals onto scenes from an urban setting, creating a double dimension in one scenario. The show will run through Jan. 28.
According to Bond, The Wilderness Project is her way of transcribing the magnitude of the city into smaller nuanced moments that focus more on the transcendence and spontaneity of her surroundings.
One image showcases a pack of dogs ready to attack a desolate factory flanked by depressed buildings. Another features buffalo appearing to eat at a grassy patch in New York City, oblivious to their surroundings.
Bond, who currently lives in New York City, is a second-generation Las Vegas native and graduate of Las Vegas Academy. With her masters in theater from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, she moved to New York in 2009. Although this is the exhibit’s Las Vegas debut, it has been presented at Limner and SaltSpace galleries in New York; is an ArtSlant Showcase winner and was published as an editor’s pick in "Musée" magazine. For more information, click here.
Other Voices Art Gallery was opened in October 2012 by sisters Mindy Hale and Emily Champlin, Las Vegas Academy graduates. The gallery was created as an outlet for rising contemporary and innovative artistic voices. The sisters chose downtown for their gallery because of its close proximity to their alma mater and to be a part of the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas.
Other Voices Art Gallery
First floor, Emergency Arts
520 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101