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Joseph C. & Joan T. Burke Gallery
And Myers Lobby Gallery
April 12 – May 17, 2014
Route 374, Lyon Mountain, New York, September 1, 2013, archival digital print, 20 x16”Senior B.F.A. Exhibition 2014

Chelsea Thew

One hundred years ago, Lyon Mountain was a bustling town, prospering because of the exceptional quality of the iron ore deposits nearby, which fed iron to the United States’ steel industry. When demand for the ore diminished, what remained was a mountain of ore and an almost deserted town.

I observe the character in the mundane array of objects. Ingrained are qualities which grant insight to the current existence of the inhabitants and conditions of a remote community. The obstacles and hardships of the neglected development leave a trail that whispers the history of a mining town’s proud past.

Signature

Route 374, Lyon Mountain, New York, September 1, 2013, 2013
archival digital print
20 x16”
Image: Route 374, Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013
Route 374, Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 28, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 28, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 5, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 5, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, November 14, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, November 14, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, October 30, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, October 30, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014
Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014
Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, November 17, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, November 17, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, October 30, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, October 30, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 1, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, September 28, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, September 28, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014
Lyon Mountain, NY, February 2, 2014, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Lyon Mountain, NY, November 17, 2013
Lyon Mountain, NY, November 17, 2013, Spring 2014
archival digital print
Image: Precarious Tradition
Precarious Tradition, Spring 2014
steel, cement, and fabric
Image: Counterbalance
Counterbalance, Spring 2014
steel, cement
Image: Displaced Weight
Displaced Weight, Spring 2014
steel, cement

April Blaise
Mark Bondi
Matthew Butterly
Jen DeMattio
Justin Gunnell
Rachele Holt
Jeannie Howard
Emma Huneck
Jocelyn Jabaut
Leah Junquera
Kyle Keswick
Elle Needham
Sarah Perera
Manuel Santiago III
Kelly Schoonbeck
Zachary Thomas

This exhibition is funded in part by the Student Association, Winkel Endowment, Friends of Art, and the State of New York

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