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William Christenberry at Pace MacGill

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 25, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013

DATE: January 25, 2010

William Christenberry at Pace MacGill Works in several mediums, including color photography, painting, and drawing, continue Christenberry's ongoing documentation of buildings and landscapes in rural Alabama.

 

The artist's dedication to his subjects—decrepit survivors of the vernacular architecture that previously absorbed Walker Evans—is matched by his affection for them. One remarkable structure is seen collapsing over a period of twenty-seven years, along with the car in its front yard; a scale model of the same house, which Christenberry built from memory, sits on a pedestal nearby.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker

 

 William Christenberry, House and Car, near Akron,

Alabama, 1981, © William Christenberry, Courtesy

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

 

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