Common Places

Willson Cummer, Duguid Park No. 34.

March 22, 2019, to May 12, 2019

Willson Cummer comments on the exhibit: “These photographs are from my project called Common Places. I use a few plays on words to develop my concept. First, I made these images in public parks — places held in common, set aside from development. Also, these pictures are of unremarkable, or common places. While I love to climb and paddle in the Adirondacks, this work is about small and simple parks near my home. Finally, I am interested in the use — primarily in the 1700s — of the commonplace, a scrapbook of sorts in which people collected stimulating quotes, letters and other written or printed items. These pictures are my commonplace.”