Intersections: Looking South, Edsel and Marian Dr.; Trenton, Michigan

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1976
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 14"
Description:
A black and white photo of an intersection. There is a telephone pole in the center of the image and a street sign next to it that reads "Marion St" in a snow patch. A road comes from left and meets a road in the distance going horizontally through the distance. Beyond this road is a grass field covered in a light white snow. There are trees in the distance.
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.