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The Places We Forgot: Solo Exhibit by Brendan L. Smith

January 29 - February 28

On View: January 29 – February 28, 2021
Virtual Reception: Friday, February 12

Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present: The Places We Forgot, featuring photographs artist Brendan L. Smith has taken of abandoned places across the country he then transforms with layers of melted beeswax, resin, and other materials. The series explores the malleability of memory, that tension between the comforting fog of nostalgia and a sense of melancholy for roads untaken. The dreamlike images possess a strange and forlorn beauty revealed amidst the broken glass, rotting wood, and rusted metal. Our physical spaces often are demolished or gentrified in the name of “progress,” but these abandoned places speak to our collective history and the resounding echoes of our past.

View the virtual exhibit here!


January 29
February 28
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Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery)
Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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