Everything Must Go

 
During my MFA studies in 2008-2010 at RISD, I started to document empty storefronts from the economic decline in the States. The stores spoke with a poetic trace about the businesses that rushed to close their doors.These empty stores sat in vain, desperately looking for new occupancy.Unfortunately, the waiting was far longer than anyone expected. And these vacant buildings began to show premature signs of decay, which created the “dying urban landscapes.”
 
 RISD에서 대학원 과정으로 나는 미국의 경제 쇠락을 단적으로 보여주는 폐업한 가게들을 기록하기 시작했다.  이 가게들은 갑자기 급하게 서두르다 떠나버린 저마다의 시적인 흔적을 가지고 있었다. 나는 무엇이 남겨져있는지, 그 흔적들을 창문을 통해 엿보았다 :빈 테이블과 의자들, 빗자루와 쓰레기통 같은 것들이 구석에 남아있었다.

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15 Auto Dealership, Closed for Two Years, East Providence, RI

 

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Cadillac Dealership, Wheeling, WV

 

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Exit, Wheeling, WV

 

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Vacant Store, New York, NY

 

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Linens’ things, Bangor, ME

 

warwick boat world closed
Boater’s World, Warwick, RI

 

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Lastday sale, Warwick, RI

 

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Palm Trees Reflection, Las Vegas, NV

 

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Everything Must Go, Seekonk, MA

 

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Moving Cart, Providence, RI

 

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Locker Room, Pawtucket, RI

 

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Reflection, New Bedford, MA

 

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Ducts, Las Vegas, NV

 

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Meat Cutter, Pawtucket, RI

 

Closed
Gas Station, Texline, Texas

 

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Five cent buffalo in, Buffalo NY

 

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Red Chair, Columbus, OH

 

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Opening at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

 

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Gallery Kayafas

 

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