Collier Schorr: There I Was
Collier Schorr... Sunrise Highway (2007, pencil and ink on paper). From the exhibition Collier Schorr: There I Was at the 303 Gallery in New York. "...The exhibition There I Was marks a shift in medium and a conceptual departure for Schorr, who is best known for her photographic studies of a real and imagined town in Southern Germany. With this new body of work, Schorr looks to America and specifically the muscle car counter culture of the 1960's in Long Island and Queens, NY. While previous photographic works teased the accepted artifice of photography to forge an appropriated remembrance of German histories, Schorr found drawing a more acute medium to describe events that took place in the neighborhoods of her childhood."