William LeGoullon's Table
Medium: Pigment Print on Canvas 39 X 40
Title: Table (Image taken at The Scottsdale Century Six Drive-In)
"Arizona at one time had close to 50 Drive-in movie theaters; today only three remain in business. Although the number of locations has decreased significantly, Arizona's Drive-in theaters continue to embrace an irrefutable timeless appeal, providing nostalgic memories and creating opportunities for unique experiences.The countdown to Best of Phoenix begins! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
This photographic endeavor observes the remnants of people's personal encounters with the outdoor theater, documenting both their disengagement from as well as their interaction with the environment. As night turns to day, and the Drive-in landscape stands empty, sunlight reveals the altered effects that the absence and presence of people's continued occupation and use of the place create. Evidence of the change in awareness of a tradition suspended in time becomes apparent while traces depicting the tension between timelessness and evolutionary change are revealed. "Intermission" explores what happens between shows and symbolizes the physical appearance, the eternal psychological embodiment and the ever-changing character of the iconic American Drive-in."
Imagine PHX, so far:
100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography
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