White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey
© George Tice
George Tice, "White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey". 1973. Gelatin silver print. Photo of a White Castle food restaurant chain.
A prolific photographer, Tice primarily documents his home state of New Jersey in dramatic black-and-white photographs. These works give a sense of place and capture a general feeling of Americana. Devoid of distinct figures, these “urban landscapes,” as he calls them, exist in the margins of humanity. Petit’s Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with its looming water tower and parked car, invites speculation as to the unseen happenings inside the gas station. White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey mixes commercialism and personal history; the architectural oddity of the fast-food chain occupies the same town in which Tice’s great-grandfather settled in 1873 and his grandfather was born.
Exhibition Title: Asheville Art Museum: An Introduction to the Catalogue
Label Date: 2021
Type: Object Entry
Written by: Hilary Schroeder
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