Opening today at the VCS Gallery: “Appalachian Travelogue” by George Rue (reception this Friday from 6 to 8 pm)

Appalachian Travelogue: George “Caribou” Rue

VCS Gallery
133/141 West 21st Street, Ground Floor
October 5-October 29

Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 6:00-8:00 PM


George Rue, Boots: Pair #1, 2015.

George Rue, Boots: Pair #1, 2015.

BFA Visual & Critical Studies is proud to present Appalachian Travelogue, a collection of new work by VCS alumnus George Rue.

Over the last several years, I have been working on a project which documents my hikes along the Appalachian Trail. Titled “Appalachian Travelogue”, this body of work is based upon extensive research including drawings from life, journals, interviews, and ephemera. With these reference materials, I have made more complex works, such as maps, sculptures, print editions, and more recently, drawings from my imagination and memory. Eventually, I hope the project will cover the entire trail, with works that represent each section – all the way from Georgia to Maine. Equal parts social documentary, art, and autobiography, “Appalachian Travelogue” seeks to document the landscape, people, and culture of the trail. I hope that the final form of this project captures this classical example of Americana, and investigates how we relate to nature in contemporary life.

— George “Caribou” Rue

Rue is currently pursuing his MFA in Drawing at the New York Academy of Art, with a minor in printmaking.

Curated by Peter Hristoff.

The Visual & Critical Studies Gallery is located on the ground floor of 133/141 West 21st Street, and exhibits the work of students and alumni of the Department of Visual & Critical Studies at SVA. The gallery invites VCS students, along with other departments at SVA, to realize curatorial projects that highlight our rapidly expanding visual culture. Shows are held monthly and include video, performance, painting and sculptural projects.

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