Unyielding Gaze: A solo exhibition by Reuben Bloom
Within the iconic architecture of Charleston, there is a fragile balance between preservation and ephemerality. The utilitarian homes, once assigned to wartime laborers on what was deemed valueless land, tell stories of resilience and impermanence. Today, as construction advancements shift new terrains, these historical neighborhoods bear the brunt of gentrification's relentless erasure. Guided by the legacy of photographic giants like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, enriched by street-side dialogues and academic discourse, this collection yields discoveries that are both spontaneous and weighted with intent. It is both a portrait of a city in flux and a contemplative introspection, urging viewers to recognize and reflect upon their own inner transformations amidst the broader tapestry of change.