The Gallery at Danbury City Hall shows William Frucht

“The Gallery” at City Hall shows William Frucht

Reception Thursday, March 14th 5-6:30pm

Hanging on the walls of “The Gallery” at City Hall is the series “Ordinary Streets” by local photographer William Frucht. Frucht’s work came to us from the Cultural Alliance of Western CT’s Accessible Art Program.

“Ordinary Streets” runs through April 25th. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the show on Thursday, March 14th from 5:00 to 6:30pm in “The Gallery,” on the 3rd Floor of Danbury City Hall.

Frucht shares his thought process behind “Ordinary Streets.”

“The nine photographs on display are part of a long-term project of photographing the entire state of Connecticut. This sounds ambitious, but on the other hand, it is one of our smaller states. I hope to avoid some of the commoner clichés of landscape photography. The world has enough sunsets behind lighthouses and weathered snow-covered barns. It also has enough pictures of spectacular suburban ugliness taken as acts of protest against the dehumanization of the built environment.”

“Instead I want to show things that we pass by every day and don’t see because they’re too mundane to notice. I’m fascinated by photographs of streets from forty, fifty or more years ago showing scenes that were completely ordinary at the time but are now interesting because we never see things like that anymore. Ordinary Streets is an effort to replicate, or maybe anticipate, that experience. I think of these as candid portraits: images taken when the subject doesn’t know it’s being photographed.”

Additional Info on the CAWCT:

“Ordinary Streets” is exhibited in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut's Accessible Art program, which makes the work of regional visual artists accessible to new audiences by partnering with are venues who share in the creative and economic values of working together.

*Image courtesy Arts Alliance.


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