Electric Works is pleased to announce At Long Last Katherine Westerhout’s third solo show at the gallery. In this exhibition Westerhout continues her exploration of urban disused architectural spaces including such locations as Oakland, California; Yonkers, New York; Liberty, New York; Rantoul, Illinois; and Gary Indiana, among others. In this new body of work Westerhout still maintains her strict guidelines for photographing —only using available light and no staging of the areas in which she photographs—and these restrictions only add to the power of the rich highly detailed photographs she has generated for this exhibition. From a series shot at the one-time glamorous getaway known as Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel, where outside vegetation is literally taking over the vast swimming hall to the poetic but decaying Palace Theatre from Gary, Indiana, Westerhout's work documents not only the beauty of a bygone era, but also comments on where America has been and reflects on where it is going.
ARTIST WALKTHROUGH: Please join us on Saturday, February 4 at 2 PM for an artist walkthrough of the exhibition as we raise a glass of champagne and have an informal chat about the work.
Westerhout received her B.A. in Art/Photography from San Francisco State University and began exhibiting in the late 1990's. She has shown widely in the United States and abroad. Among her collectors are the San Jose Museum of Art and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.