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Coleman’s Cafe

Photography
photograph
Coleman’s Cafe

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

William Christenberry
American, 1936–2016

Date

1967–1996, printed 2014

Medium

Pigmented inkjet print

Accession #

2014.112.1

Dimensions

Image/Sight: 3 1/2 x 5 inches Support/Overall: 8 x 10 inches

Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 102

Description

Christenberry systematically photographed the same buildings over the course of many years. Once he had accumulated a critical mass, he would arrange the photographs in grids to illustrate the passage of time and the effects of nature on human-made structures. Here, the grid’s rigid stability stands in contrast to the slow degradation of a roadside shop that succumbed to neglect and eventual collapse once it had outlived its usefulness.

Credit

Gift of the artist

Image Copyright

(c) William Christenberry