DAILY MAGPIE – Feb. 5 – Mark Ruwedel, Westward the Course of Empire

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Opening reception, Thursday Feb 5th, 6:00-8:00pm, free

Mark Ruwedel’s new exhibition Onward the Course of Empire opens Thursday at the Yossi Milo Gallery, 525 W. 25th St in New York City.  Ruwedel photographs abandoned 19th and 20th century railway lines in The United States and Canada.  Ruwedel’s gelatin silver prints bear witness to the grown-over traces of North America’s railway past.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

One thought on “DAILY MAGPIE – Feb. 5 – Mark Ruwedel, Westward the Course of Empire

  1. Excellent photographs, but I’m surprised that he’s not really looked at the rock work along the ROW. Some of these create images all of themselves. DVRR, Tecopa and Carson & Colorado, just to name a couple, have stretches that I just have to sit and watch the sun play across. Masonry free to allow drainage, but fitted perfectly to support the roadbed.

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