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NICOLAI HOWALT AND TRINE SØNDERGAARD
Photographing hunters and their prey in the Danish countryside, this married
couple produces big, wonderfully expansive color images that are just too
good to be true. In fact, the photos are fictions—convincing digital
collages meticulously cobbled together from many individual shots. The
results are at once romantic and realistic: wide-open landscapes as settings
for the kind of bloodless hunting scenes painters once imagined, as well as
a suite of smaller pictures of shot birds disintegrating in midair. Neither
sentimental nor propagandistic, Howalt and SØndergaard present the hunting
life as a tribal outing in a teeming but no longer peaceable kingdom.
Through Jan. 12. (Silverstein, 535 W. 24th St. 212-627-3930.)