Written by Jan Craddock 

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #22, Cold Lake Production Project, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 2001. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. Photograph © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #22, Cold Lake Production Project, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 2001. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. Photograph © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, in conjunction with the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, is currently hosting Oil, an exhibition by photographer Edward Burtynsky. The exhibition, which runs from September 23 – January 14, 2017, is a collection of 50 large-scale photographs that explore the different aspects of our world’s most transformative resource, oil. Also included is a series of photos highlighting urban sprawl in North Las Vegas created by our reliance on automobiles and oil. This must-see exhibit is simply breathtaking in its realistic representation of our dependence on oil. Burtynsky will present a lecture on November 2 at 7:30 pm at the Barrick Museum. The Marjorie Barrick Museum is located at 4505 S Maryland Parkway.  For more information, go to barrickmuseum.unlv.edu.

Feature Photo: Edward Burtynsky, AMARC #5, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2006. Chromogenic color print. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. Photograph © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.