Jim Westphalen: VANISH
September 25, 2015 - November 14, 2015
Of Land and Local continues in the Vermont Metro Gallery with a series of Photographs by Jim Westphalen. Vanish is an ongoing narrative that speaks to the decay of the built landscape in rural America. The “built landscape” is represented by those features and patterns reflecting human occupation within the natural surroundings. In this case, they are the common structures; the barns, coal sheds, farmhouses, grain silos, train depots and outbuildings that are the icons of our country’s rural settings. Sadly, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. This collection of captivating, bold and heartfelt photographs provides a unique perspective on the vernacular architecture and culture of the rural landscape. It is sure to resonate with those who love, work and live by the land.