Burk Uzzle's latest exhibition "Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles" at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York is born out of a six decade love affair with America. The photographer says, "America is the most exotic country in the world. It is also the loneliest." The exhibition shows off over 80 of Uzzle's "antic" black and white images through July 31, 2015.
It's easy to see Uzzle's unique sense of graphic, geometric composition and how it intertwines with everything else going on in the frame to create a singular vision of America life with all its quirkiness. His focus isn't the big cities, but the small towns.
One statement from the photographer sums up his point of view about this series, "I can't explain our civilization, but I can giggle about it."
And so can we, in the images that showcase his whimsical view of life in these 50 states.
Big Rooster, Wilson, North Carolina, 1970