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March 10th, Philadelphia: PPAC “East of Eden” an exhibition with Doug DuBois, Amy Stein and Mark Steinmetz

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Exhibition:  East of Eden
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition is open from March 3 – May 21, 2011
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“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to announce East of Eden, a spring exhibition running from March 3rd to May 21st, featuring the work of Doug DuBois, Amy Stein and Mark Steinmetz. East of Eden investigates contemporary America through the lens of John Steinbeck’s canonical novel. The exhibition draws upon themes of the west as a place for transformation and prosperity, familial relationships, America on the brink of change, and the deterioration of the small town.

More than 58 years after its initial publication, the novel’s themes still resonate with great impact in a contemporary context. America itself has undergone a tremendous shift in the last few decades, similar to those in the novel. Rather than locate works that draw upon the time period staged in the novel, the photographs in the exhibition were all created within the last 20 years depicting a newer version of Steinbeck’s America fraught with parallel turbulence, doubt and uncertainty.”

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