Axis Gallery, 2008
Axis Gallery, 2008

The Highway Remembers…

We routinely in a delicate balancing act of control versus chaos, hurl down the highway in massive metal beasts. This series of photographs starts where chaos overcomes control. Although these photographs are of the epicenter there is little evidence of the initial destructive force. Instead we see evidence of the rippling effects of destruction on the lives left behind. Who (mother, brother, friend…) erected this monument? Did it bring solace or does it constantly inflame the pain? What is the intended effect on the casual driver passing by?

One of the ongoing themes of my work is the bringing to the forefront the seen but not noticed. Not to make a statement, but to spur the viewers to make an investigation of their own.

Richard Gilles


Read review in SN&R May 8 2008