Taken from city buses, these images reveal people in their daily travels and suggest stories about where they’re going and what is on their minds. The bus stops and street corners act like stages for little dramas to play out.
You can see masks here and there, as everyone emerges from the pandemic in an unsettled mood. Fleeting moments of indecision are frozen in place.
Reflections from the bus windows stretch across storefronts and big intersections, as the city’s vast panorama comes into play.
Gary Duehr has been chosen as a Best Emerging Artist in New England by the International Association of Art Critics, and he has received an Artist Grant in photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His work has been featured in museums and galleries including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; MOMA PS 1, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, as well as exhibitions in Tokyo, Venice, Stockholm, London and Barcelona. Past awards include grants from the LEF Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
His public artworks include a video artwork for the Canadian subway system; a photo installation funded by the Visible Republic program of New England Foundation for the Arts, and a commission from the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) for a permanent photo installation at North Station.
Duehr has written about the arts for journals including ArtScope, Art New England, Art on Paper, Communication Arts, Frieze, and Public Culture. Currently, he manages Bromfield Gallery in Boston’s South End.