Decimated Americana by Jayme Catalano Su

Decimated Americana by Jayme Catalano
Susan Mikula uses expired and aged Polaroid film found at rummage sales to capture images of decimated Americana, ghostly figures, and haunting landscapes. Like the badly outdated film itself, the images tell a story of the American Dream gone sour. As her website describes, “Mikula has captured a fading aspect of a bygone era with fading film and an obsolete technology.” Whether derelict and deserted industrial buildings, docks, or houses, the images all evoke the same feeling of barely remembered, semi-coherent dreams and memories. Mikula’s work is showing in Secretly Seeking at the Curatorium in Hudson, New York.

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