Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Alison Malone

Alison Malone

Work from the series The Anonymous Everywhere of Nowhere in Particular.

"This series was originally inspired by my commute home to NE Minneapolis, more specifically, the care-worn sites of heavy processing and antiquated shipping industry minutes away from the freeway. In the midst of what might be construed as an isolated, cold or even lifeless environment, I saw personality. My interest turned to focusing on the nuanced individuality of the industrial landscape. Being first attracted to the aesthetics of modern ruins, I began making photographs rooted in formalism. However, I’ve found that beyond documenting the beauty of these spaces, the photographs have cultural relevance — relaying current political and socioeconomic states. My attention to formalism remains — interested in the implications of absence of human presence and in the patterns of the discarded, displaced, and overlooked."

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