September 18 – October 18, 2008
In the Project Room
Opening Reception: September 18th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ClampArt is pleased to announce Roadside Ghosts, an exhibition of photographs by artist Dave Anderson.
Roadside Ghosts, Anderson’s second show at ClampArt, explores the twin themes of hope and loss using familiar and unusual objects from the American landscape. Ghosts linger on the margins while the images hint at stories partially told. This series began in 2003 and is taken from the artist’s travels through over twenty states.
Born in Michigan in 1970, Anderson is a relative newcomer to the world of photography. He first worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, and then in the White House press office. Later, he was employed by MTV touring the country registering young voters for the program, “Choose or Lose.” After working on Al Gore’s presidential campaign, he joined a start-up film production company in New York City before hitting the road with his camera intending to document obscure parts of America that had eluded him while traveling cross-country for MTV. He had only one rule for his road trip—no driving on any road with more than two lanes. The sensitive and atmospheric prints he produced on his journey reflect the influence of his teachers Keith Carter and Michael Kenna.
Called “One of the shooting stars of the American photo scene” by Germany’s fotoMAGAZIN, Anderson was named the winner of the 2005 Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Project Competition. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; the University of Louisville Photographic Archive, Louisville, Kentucky; and the Marguilies Collection, Miami, Florida.