Ghosts of Foreclosure

Photo remixes by Paul Smedberg at:
El Norteño Gallery, 206 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401

Opening: Friday, October 7th, 2011, 5-8pm
Show runs October 7 - December 31, 2011
For more info contact: Paul Smedberg 812-720-3011

All pieces are 11x14", part of an edition of 23 and cost $45 framed.

Part of the price of each print purchased during this exhibition will be donated to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, a food pantry whose mission is to provide healthful, wholesome food to people in need.

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In a single year at the height of the new depression, a million homes went into foreclosure. The residents of these homes were suddenly faced with the reality that the place they raised their families and lived their lives was actually owned by the bank. 

“When you walk into these houses, you feel something of the former owners.” artist Paul Smedberg explained, “You can imagine them packing up their belongings, hauling them out to pickup trucks or vans. So many of these houses contain countless objects – from toy parts to sofas – that were left in the house in a haphazard interior design of abandonment.

“I took photos in a number of these foreclosed houses and used the photos to ‘paint’ or ‘remix’ new images which capture the ghosts of a household now gone.”