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Scott Conarroe: By Rail
19 Jun 2010 – 1 Aug 2010
Scott Conarroe, Loop Canyon, Chicago, IL 2007
Collection, Mount Saint Vincent University
Gift of the artist, 2010
Conarroe is well known for his social landscape photographs which evoke romantic pictorial traditions while participating in contemporary photography’s critical discourse.
In 2007, Conarroe embarked on a journey across North America to photograph railway infrastructure. His large-format, long-exposure photographs are a remarkable testament to the railway’s past glory and future potential, and its former ability to unify urban and rural environments. Largely empty of trains or people, these often derelict, always elegiac scenes evoke a range of responses to what was arguably the defining technology of the modern nation state.
The artist’s first solo public art gallery exhibition with catalogue, Harbour Photographs, was held at MSVU Art Gallery in 2005, following his graduation from NSCAD.
Scott Conarroe has generously donated Loop Canyon, Chicago, IL 2007 to the MSVU Permanent Collection.
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