gary duehr

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Taken from trains or elevated subways, these photographs capture glimpses of the urban cityscape streaming past: a patch of roof, some shrubbery, the smear of a highrise.

In a way, the speed can be thought of as erasing the scenery, smudging its tones, blending together the land and sky.

Sometimes the sky's brightness overwhelms. Or striated railing obliterates the view. It's as if the solidity of things comes into question, as if the landscape might, at any moment, vanish completely.

"Erasures" is less about what’s out there than what flies past the corner of the eye.


Pigment prints, 24" x 36"