September 5 – December 23, 2014
The landscape of every city alters with time. Old buildings are torn down and replaced with new construction. Caryl Burtner‘s Missing Richmond explores the city’s changing skyline. Over thirty miniature boxes showcase vintage and contemporary site photographs, documenting beloved landmarks before, after, and during their demolition. The exhibition also features the artist’s collection of fragments from demolition sites. Gathered and sorted like scientific specimens, the photographs and fragments reveal a love of buildings and the memories they inspire.
Missing Richmond is part of the 2014-15 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts at the University of Richmond. Photographs and reflections of sites along the Richmond Slave Trail by University of Richmond students in Dr. Edward L. Ayers’ First-Year Seminar, Touching the Past: The Purposes and Strategies of American History, are also on view.
Header image: Broad Street, 1969, Courtesy of VCU Libraries