Alyson Bowen

The Road exhibition - Float Photo Magazine

‘Intersecting Somewhere’. Eastern Oregon. 2019. 

There’s something nostalgic and timeless about being a passenger, an observer, on the open road. In this seat you have no control of time; how it speeds up and slows down, how the lines all blur together only to come into focus somewhere along the horizon. From this seat you have the freedom to daydream, to lose yourself in the unknown. It was from this seat that I watched as the landscape shifted elevations and the sky opened up from a dark grey to a bright blue over golden fields that seemed to have no real end. I dreamt of the point where these lines would intersect, who and what I would find there, and how I would convince myself of coming back. 

From the ongoing series ‘Far From Home’, a collection of landscapes created in response to feeling as if you are witnessing a scene for the first time, while simultaneously cultivating a sense of familiarity. Each image proposes to the viewer a look into one’s own memory, that perhaps in some sense, we have been here before.

This image was selected to participate in The Road exhibition as part of a digital slide show curated by Dana Stirling & Yoav Friedlander of Float Photo Magazine hosted at the JKC Gallery in New Jersey. It was a pleasure to have had my work reviewed by both curators and selected for inclusion. The images all work so well together and have left me feeling invigorated, ready to get back on the road to nowhere and everywhere. Follow the link to view the online exhibiton. The slideshow has been embedded for your enjoyment. Thank you FLOAT Photo Mag. 

“The Road” exhibition collected images from 46 artists from across the country to create an exhibition that celebrates, highlights and explores the American road and all that it in-tells. The exhibition will survey the notion of the American Road. The road is an iconic theme that runs in some of the best and well known American photographers work such as Stephen Shore, Ed Ruscha, Alec Soth and many others . Photographers have traveled these vast landscapes and across thousands of miles to document this country and all that surrounds the road; the landscape, the gas stations, the motels, the diners and everything that comes by its side and its lifestyle. - FLOAT

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