On View: The Ground photographs by Tate SHAW July 21 2014, 0 Comments

 

Tate Shaw’s The Ground project addresses landscapes where the footprints of the energy industry are highly visible: sites such as the ones used in Iceland for the production of geothermal energy, abandoned sulfur mines and hydro-fracking sites in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and finally the site of an ongoing, underground fire in abandoned coal mine tunnels below what was the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania.

 

An eponymous artist’s book accompanies the project. Its essay includes a broader discussion of “the ground” both literally and
metaphorically, the artist founding himself in a position where he too exploits the “ground” for his own purposes...

Find out more about the show currently on view at the Spectrum Gallery here