apexart :: Exhibition Tour :: Led by Brian Sholis


Saturday, July 28: 2 pm

Exhibition closing: Last chance to hear from exhibition organizer Brian Sholis on the connections between trains, the American landscape, and photography, as he gives a walk-through tour of The Permanent Way.  

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About the exhibition:
On the 150th anniversary of the Pacific Railway Act, The Permanent Way considers the impact of railroads on the American landscape. It blends recent photographs by living artists with archival material charting the 19th-century expansion of railroads. The photographers in this exhibition are not concerned exclusively with railroads, or even with American landscapes. Nonetheless, they are sensitive interpreters of their environment, and each has at some point noticed the continuing power and imaginative pull of railroads—or of their ruins.

Brian Sholis is a PhD candidate in the department of history at the CUNY Graduate Center. From 2004 to 2009, he was an editor at Artforum, and is co-editor of an anthology of essays on art and American politics titled The Uncertain States of America Reader (Sternberg Press, 2006). He has written reviews and essays for numerous museum catalogs, artist monographs, and periodicals.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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