A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico


  AIA Gallery – Albuquerque (American Institute of Architects)

Gone: Photographs by Nell Dickerson, AIA
June 5 – July 27, 2009
Reception June 5, 5:30-7:30pm

The AIA Gallery presented Gone, a series of photographs exploring the relationship of cultural preservation to architecture, land and history. In this series of photographs, "gone" refers to structures, which ironically survived the American Civil War (1861-1865), only to fall to ruin through social and economic neglect. Once these buildings were symbols of prosperity, but now they are icons of shame in the eyes of the descendents of the original owners. They tend to be hidden, deep in the woods, or in the middle of working farms and are ignored by the surrounding community. New Mexico is especially vulnerable to losing its multi-cultural heritage for the sake of prosperity. Although Gone is set in the Deep South of the United States, the photographs emphasize the universal importance of preservation.

For more information about Nell Dickerson visit nelldickerson.com

For more information about AIA Albuquerque visit www.aiaabq.org

AIA Gallery Albuquerque (American Institute of Architects)
202 Central Ave SE, Ste. 103
Albuquerque, NM 87102
t. 505-242-9800

image: Nell Dickerson, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 2004, archival digital print


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