Urban Decay on Display

The Trahern Gallery at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, hosts a new photography exhibit, “The Urban Landscape: In and Out of the Margins,” featuring images of decaying urban landscapes. The images – crumbling brick walls, rusty chain link fences, broken vending machines – “depict an urban landscape weathered by the repetition of life. The objects have decayed because of their ceaseless interaction with the ever-moving world around them,” according to the gallery’s description of the exhibit, which features works by such noted photographers as William Eggleston, Huger Foote, David Leonard and Vesna Pavlovi.

Several pieces in the exhibit, which is free and open to the public, are on loan from the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. “The exhibit explores the visual experience of urban spaces through the medium of photography,” Warren Greene, APSU assistant professor of art and exhibit curator, said. “Through the lenses of contemporary photographers, this assembly of work attempts to reinterpret and re-image the overlooked and often derided areas of our built environments.”

The exhibit opens Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 23.