Christine Pearl – Last Car Running
Exhibition Dates: November 7 - 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6-9pm; During Dupont Circle’s First Friday
Last Car Running is a series of photographs about the rural demolition derby culture, a group of people who work with what they have, as they embrace the charm of destruction. This ongoing project explores the overlooked recreation, entertainment and leisure activities of rural, working-class America, often referred to as “white trash” or “rednecks.” In the process of grinding steel, burning rubber and showering sparks they fulfill their American dream; a dream of creating the indestructible car that is the last car running. This body of work reflects on the thrill of the journey and the symbol of individual freedom the automobile promises each of us. Christine Pearl’s photo essay Last Car Running was featured in the April 2013 issue of Photo Technique Magazine's UNDEREXPOSED, and Rear Curtain, an online magazine for visual storytelling.