Verrico, David. Gowanus Canal from Union Street Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

David M. Verrico Gowanus Canal from Union Street Bridge, Brooklyn, NY 1994 Color film photograph
David M. Verrico, Gowanus Canal from Union Street Bridge, Brooklyn, NY, 1994

Artist: David M. Verrico (American, b. 1954)

Title: Gowanus Canal from Union Street Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 1994

Dimensions: 17 1/2″ x 17 1/2″

Location in Library: Fourth floor

Media: Color film photograph

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. Purchased with Dormitory Authority of New York Art Acquisition Funds. © David M. Verrico

Description:

These gritty industrial areas of Brooklyn are rendered beautiful in this exquisite light. The photographer, who lives in Brooklyn, is fascinated with land use and how people express themselves through the built environment. He is particularly attracted to areas that are undergoing transition. Verrico has said, “Space in New York . . . is usually considered in the physical realm. But our perception and experiences within it can also influence the nature of the space.”

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