Allentown X 7: Photographic Explorations

Luke Wynne, Topsey Turvey, 2015, archival pigment print
Sun, 11/13/2016 - Sun, 02/05/2017
Scheller and Fowler Galleries

Work from seven area photographers was commissioned for this exhibition, the only guideline being that their art needed to represent Allentown. The resulting body of work includes everything from sensitive portraits and intriguing cityscapes to graffiti painted with light, digitally collaged landscapes, and photography informed by psychics.

Allentown X 7 features new work by Theo Anderson, Vicki DaSilva, Rose DeSiano, Ed Eckstein, Larry Fink, Dan R. Talley, and Luke Wynne. While produced independently, the artists’ works address common themes, such as the city’s relationship to the past and future. Their complex portrait of Allentown today reveals the city’s challenges, beauty, and ongoing transformation.

The exhibition is guest curated by Luke Wynne.

Vicki DaSilva, Dude Descending a Staircase (to the Vault), 2013, C-print mounted on aluminum with Plexiglas front


Ed Eckstein, Raymond, 2015-2016, silver gelatin print made from 4 x 5” black-and-white negative


Theo Anderson, 19 people, 2015, pigment print