gary duehr

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Taken at night, in a dense neighborhood of three-deckers and chainlink fences, these images look upward, seeking out the empty spaces between rooftops, between bare branches and power lines.

"Vacancies" evokes the simple, delicate strokes of Japanese woodcuts.

In some images, electrical cables appear to be dragging the peak of a house, as if it were almost airborne. In others, the parallel lines of cables play against the branches' lacework, like a musical score.

Fashioned from sandblasted glass, they are photographs on the verge of vanishing, white-on-clear traces illuminated only by texture.

Sandblasted glass in shadowbox, 12" x 12", 2010.