Take Me to the River
February 19 – March 14, 2015
Gallery 263 is pleased to present Take Me to the River, a solo Curatorial Proposal Series Exhibition featuring work by Michael Kolster.
Take Me to the River compares four post-industrial rivers along the eastern seaboard of the United States: the Androscoggin River in Maine and New Hampshire, the Schulykill River in and above Philadelphia, Virginia’s James River, and the Savannah River along the border of South Carolina and Georgia. The exhibition features a selection of ambrotypes and large-scale prints from digital scans of the glass plates. As a result, Kolster covers the history of photographic process from one of its earliest techniques, to one of its most recent.
The four eastern waterways depicted in Take Me to the River have had important, yet somewhat unsung, roles in the settlement and development of our country. Over the past 150 years they served as sewers and depositories of industrial and household waste. Kolster’s photographs suggest that today these rivers and others like them are in transition…
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