Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm
Photoworks is proud to announce Place and Displacement, a new exhibit curated by Fabian Goncalves Borrega, featuring work by Andrew Currie and Patricia Howard.
Place and Displacement intertwines the series House to House and Suburbs by Pat Howard and Andy Currie. In both series, images of inhabited and desolated towns and suburbs share similar sense of alienation produced by powerless and meaningless life. Both subjects of the photographer’s stories, Pat’s mother and Andy’s concrete dwellers, are presented with the same sense of being in a place that is not ideal or preferred place to be; they don’t like it but can’t do anything about it. Alienation is central on Currie’s overcast, temperamental, dystopian views of overdeveloped suburbs. In contrast, Pat’s installation is trying to understand her mother’s constant displacement by retracing it and by recreating their presence through personal objects and textile.
Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo, MD.