Have you ever witnessed the power of art in unifying others? If not, get ready to witness something magical. Gail Albert Halaban’s “Out My Window” is both a penetrating exploration of modern community and a group of moving and beautiful photographs. This special exhibition is now on view at the George Eastman museum through January 1, 2019.
The project started when Gail Albert Halaban moved to New York from Los Angeles. In an effort to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, she began to use her art as a way of connecting with her neighbors. She starts by explaining her work to potential participants and asking for their involvement. If they agree, Albert Halaban facilitates communication among the neighbors and arranges to photograph one from the window of the other. In this way, Albert Halaban employs photography as a form of social engagement.
For despite platitudes about modern technology making the world a smaller place, this same virtual environment can also result in feelings of isolation and extreme self-absorption. By connecting strangers who live across the street from each other, Albert Halaban’s expertly composed, beautifully rendered, large-scale photographs encourage viewers to take a fresh look at the people they see every day.
“Out My Window” may be viewed during the museum’s regular operating hours. An audio and video tour is available for visitors. The George Eastman Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Although we provide the utmost luxury at Green Wood Park Luxury Apartments in Rochester, New York, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!
Sunday, October 7, 2018—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
George Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607