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Blackstone Valley Mill Explorations

Blackstone Valley Mill Explorations, Photography by James Hunt, and David Lawlor

This exhibit will open to the public on Monday, November 14 during regular gallery hours. The Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, December 2 from 5:30-7:30 PM and the Video Screenings will immediately follow the reception in the Singh Performance Center at the same location from 7:30-8:30 PM

James Hunt explores the interdependent and often conflicted relationship between human activity and the natural environment. He is currently engaged in a long-term, multi-media exploration of the Industrial Revolution in the Blackstone Valley. The Draper Factory Demolition is the focus of his work in this exhibit. James has also created a video of the demolition that will premiere in conjunction with this exhibit. 

David Lawlor uses long exposure and drone photography in his urban exploration of old mill buildings to preserve their historical significance and capture their decaying beauty. He travels throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond to explore and document these abandoned, destroyed, and repurposed structures. Preserving these mills through photography and video is his life’s mission. David will also be sharing a video of his work in conjunction with this exhibit.

If you missed the artists' reception and video screenings, you can come and see the exhibit and view the videos right in the Gallery until December 30, 2022. Or if you are unable to come see the exhibit in person, we have included links to both videos with the artists' permission here: The Draper Demolision by James Hunt and Run of the Mill 2 by David Lawlor.

Exhibit opens to the public on November 14 and ends December 30. 

Image: Detail of Season Change by David Lawlor


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