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HVVACC Exhibits

Linking Collections, Building Connections

These three photographic representations of buildings in Kingston, NY perform both documentary and interpretive roles. Ivan Summers and Lilo Raymond use government buildings as their subjects: Summers presents the Senate House as a stately, preserved historic landmark, while Raymond treats the civic space of City Hall, Kingston as a desolate interior, picturesque in its decay. Sharon Core’s photograph of a Kingston drive-thru uses a McDonald’s truck as a compositional device dividing a rocky outcropping, ubiquitous in the Catskill landscape, from the urban view behind, signifying the encroachment of the commercial on the Hudson Valley’s natural beauty.