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Lisa Canoy: TRACKS | Moments of a Journey That Blur Time and Place
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9th, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 pm
April 9 – July 24, 2015

TRACKS traces one passenger’s experience aboard the Amtrak. This compilation of installation and photography documents several cities across the continental United States. Utilizing black tape as a graphic medium, the route is unraveled across the gallery walls as a series of gradients, capturing moments of contraction and release. In contrast, the photographs, placed intermittently below, express a quietude, a solemn expression of time and place.

Together they work to frame an entire journey, one of coursing landscapes, frozen cities, familiar and unfamiliar faces. Of moments passed.

“After spending almost two years overseas, I decided it was time to return home. On a 14-hour flight back to Los Angeles, I looked down at the Pacific only to realize that I had no definitive plan for the immediate future.

For approximately one month in the fall of 2013, I boarded Amtrak to tour America. Starting in Los Angeles, I headed north to San Francisco. Then Portland and Seattle, passing through Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota to reach Minneapolis. Chicago. The Capital. From there, it was south to Atlanta and New Orleans. West to Austin. With the final stretch across the desert, back towards California.”

TRACKS is an effort to not only showcase those moments, but to unravel the journey. To blur time and place.

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