The 2018 Road Trip Exhibition
“Think this is such an amazing photograph. It reminds me of images from the Farm Security Administration like Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans. The light and tonality is fantastic and I enjoy the confusion it creates around the theme of a road trip. Is this man and his dog on a road trip? Do they live like this? What is all that stuff in the car and why is it strewn about?” – Shawn Bush
Many thanks to our stellar juror, Shawn Bush, whose own project, Golden State, lives in the Road Trip realm. Shawn also recently took his own road trip from Rhode Island to Wyoming where he will begin teaching this fall. We had so many fantastic submissions and it was a treat to go through all your offerings.
We wish you the best summer, on and off the road, and are thrilled to present The 2018 Road Trip Exhibition!
“This is simply a beautiful photograph. Again, I enjoy a different take on the theme of a road trip. For me, road trips are as much about passing as they are about existing in destination(s). This photo makes me think about temporal permanence in relation to a journey.” – Shawn Bush
Shawn Bush, is an artist living and working in Wyoming. He recently received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. In his work Shawn appropriates tropes of popular culture to construct one-off worlds curated from reality. Focusing on habitual representations controlled by Western structures and institutions, Bush’s photographs challenge the systems that define identity and merit in contemporary America. Bush has been shown in galleries in Chicago, Denver, Boston, San Francisco and Athens, Greece. His debut artist book The Process of Meaning and Worth is the recipient of the Manifest Gold Book award and is included in the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s permanent collection. He most recent artist book A Golden State has been included in the Candella Gallery permanent collection, Fleet Library Special Collections and will be released as a trade edition in 2018.
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