3 December 2014
“Frontcountry is a photographic account of lives lived during the boom in the mining and energy industry, a phenomenon that is transforming the Western United States.” Lucas Foglia uses few words to describe the work that has come out of his travels around the rural areas of Texas, Montana, Idaho and several other American states, in search of visible signs of the changes under way. An apparently faithful documentation of communities founded on ancient practices and traditions, Foglia’s photographs set out to represent a discontinuation, an uncertainty about the future that awaits these people: the gestures seem frozen in theatrical fashion, the places have an almost staged immobility, as if the actors in those stories had succumbed to an amnesia that compromises the sense of their daily existence, threatened by a change too great to be grasped.
Lucas Foglia, Frountcountry
November 20, 2014 > January 3, 2015