With his third solo show, “The Reefing of USS Radford
,” opening tomorrow night at The Front Room Gallery
, Stephen Mallon
once again brings us photographs of something we don’t usually see. This time it’s a decommissioned Navy ship being dismantled and sunk for use as an underwater eco system for underwater life.
As part of his ongoing series “American Reclamation
gives us a look at the incredible breadth of these former battleships, and what it takes to rip apart a ship 563 feet long.
What I love about Mallon
's work is it's grandeur. It's little child in the big world sense of wonderment. You just know that he has as much fun shooting as I have looking at the photographs.
So go tomorrow night and see these wonderful photographs of water and steel.
You can almost hear the splash as the ship goes down.
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