Car Culture: Art and the Automobile

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Woman waiting to proceed south at Sunset and Highland boulevards, Los Angeles, at approximately 11:59 am one day in February 1997, 1997 Chromogenic Print 30 X 37 3/4 © Julie Saul Gallery
Car Culture: Art and the Automobile
Curated by: Lisa Chalif

2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743-7702
April 27th, 2013 - August 11th, 2013
Opening: April 27th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

long island/hamptons
(631) 351 3250
10-5pm Wednesday through Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, Open until 8:30pm on the first Friday of each month
photography, mixed-media, installation, landscape, modern, sculpture
Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $5, Children under 10 Free


Car Culture: Art and the Automobile explores artistic response to the automobile, which has transformed life in the 20th century more significantly than any other single factor, irrevocably changing the appearance of our environment and our experience of it.  While some artists focus on images of the car itself, inspired by its alluring modernity or its status as an icon or expression of personal identity, others create art work from car parts such as scrap metal and tires.  Later artists comment on the automobile’s ubiquitous presence in the landscape, seen in the roadside environment, the phenomenon of the road trip, and ultimately the damage caused to our environment.  The photographers, painters, and sculptors included in this exhibition examine an aspect of our lives that is usually taken for granted.

Funding provided in part by Suffolk County. Car Culture: Art and the Automobile is made possible by The Shoreland Foundation. Additional exhibition support is provided by Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, Pien and Hans Bosch, and through leadership gifts to Museum’s August Heckscher Society.