Intersections: Chesterfield Ave. and Windsor Ave., Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1976
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 14"
Description:
A black and white photo from a street. The left side of the image starts as street, that sweeps into the right side and off into the distance. In the distance of the left side is a grass yard with a sidewalk that follows the bend of the road. In the grass years is a large suburban house, surrounded by trees.
Historical Context:
In the later years of his photography career, Douglas Gilbert found himself teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois between the years 1972 and 1982. During this time, he was exploring Chicago’s Western suburbs and in 1978 he released a collection of street intersections taken on a 35mm camera. These locations are overall mundane and insignificant, merely being no more than lines on a developers plan, but Gilbert shows contrast of materials and space in black and white to create something original out of ordinary.