Monday, January 22, 2007

"Falling West" Show at Truxtop

Troy Paiva and Bradley Fulton have a new show at the Truxtop Art Gallery in Silverlake, CA. The show is titled "Falling West: Photographs of American Decline". Most night photographers know Troy from his website and book titled "Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West".

(photos: Bradley Fulton and Troy Paiva)

On the fringes of society in the American West, life often hangs in a delicate balance. Cheap land and the freedom of open countryside lure the hardy and the desperate to settle in remote corners of the high desert. Here, the only means of support are often extraction industries-- mining, ranching, and farming-- or business brought in by the highways.

When mines dry up, the weather shifts, or traffic patterns change, whole communities lose the ground beneath them. What is left behind is a sad, haunting, and poignantly beautiful portrait of the present-day American frontier.

January 17th - February 11th
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20th. 7:30pm - Late.

2876 Rowena Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039


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