‘Excavation’, an exhibit of photographs by Gary Cawood will be at the CameraWork Gallery from December 2, 2011 to January 31, 2012. The CameraWork Gallery, Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery at the Laundry Building, 515 Center Street, Scranton, PA.
Gary says about his work, ” ‘Excavation’ is an ongoing body of photographs I began in 2006. Since the natural landscape is considered expendable in our culture, the surface scars we create seemed like an intriguing subject to explore. I selected sites that were excavated long ago, and at first I focused on the surprising forms and colors created by erosion. Soon I began adding throwaways to the compositions. Like the land, much of the stuff we buy is considered disposable and makes it way to sites like these. The photographs utilize the scarred landscape as a context for the stuff we abandon.”