When you consider all the sculptural excesses and mirrored glass towers that today's master builders keep foisting on us, the Brutalist architecture of the 1960s and '70s begins to seem rustically appealing—which partly explains why Beate Gütschow's large black-and-white photographs of concrete monoliths are so eerily beautiful. But Gütschow hasn't simply portrayed individual sites; instead, she's digitally assembled images of different buildings and plazas, many reminiscent of designs by Le Corbusier, into elaborate dystopian panoramas—fictional but nearly believable scenes of desolation suggestive of abandoned Soviet bloc wastelands. A decaying white tower with a glass cupola stands in a vast field of cracked pavement like a wayward lighthouse. Elsewhere, in peculiar juxtaposition, two stark apartment towers rise from a gritty industrial area of stunted grass, rubble, and two objects that... More >>>