Alexis Pike, A Teton – St. Anthony Idaho, photograph, 2005.
Anyone that has traveled through rural portions of the American West has spotted these landscape murals at roadside shanties offering goods and services. Most of these scenes were painted by artistically ambitious small business owners or wayward nomads short on cash.
Alexis Pike, Drive-in – Burley Idaho, photograph, 2006.
The compositional aesthetic of Pike’s photographs spotlights the interaction of folk artworks and the environments they inhabit. The faded paint and cracked surfaces of these paramnesic murals engage the very real necessities of daily life and business. The layers of paradox embrace the compunctions of moving forward and falling back. More from this series can be viewed at this link.
Alexis Pike, Red Chairs – Bliss Idaho, photograph, 2006.
7 January – 6 April 2010