The New York Folklore Society is pleased to present an “Exhibition of Current Trains,” by writer and photographer K.O. Wilson, in the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery of New York Artists at 129 Jay Street in Schenectady from September 27 through October 24, 2015. As part of NYFS’s “Artist in the Gallery” series, supported by Schenectady County Initiative Program, Mr. Wilson will be in the Gallery on Sunday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Artist in the Gallery” series is free, and open to the public.
Mr. Wilson’s photographs are taken at remote locations along hundreds of miles of railroad tracks which he has traversed on foot, a quarter of New York’s 62 counties. This rare view is presented in photographs as part of the New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series.
Unique to the generally unseen views of Mr. Wilson’s work is a vibrancy that is post mainstream photography. Wilson employs shooting in low-light conditions, directly into the sun, and upon colorless landscapes.
“I seek the surroundings that the trains set off. Adverse light, coupled with digital darkroom techniques, remarkably allows composition of surreal scenes that enhance the defining character of a subject,” says Wilson.
See an interview with K.O. Wilson in 2 Parts:
A selection of model trains of various scales will also be on display during Mr. Wilson’s exhibit. The model trains are provided by the Mohawk Valley Model Railroad Company, 2037 Hamburg St., Schenectady.
Kevin has been selling a particularly renowned postcard, “Catskill Mountain Rush Hour” at the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery since 2008. Also available for sale in the Gallery are Mr. Wilson’s “Kowcards,” a series of 57 postcards that define wide reaches of the Empire State, as well as assorted individual train and local postcards.
Kevin O. Wilson resides in Delaware County.
“Main St., Oneonta, Otsego County”
Gallery of New York Artists at the New York Folklore Society
129 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305
September 27 through October 24, 2015
Meet the Artist:
Sunday October 4 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free to the Public