WILLIE DOHERTY "NO RETURN" , Alexander and Bonin Gallery , New York: No Return, 2013, video installation

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Alexander and Bonin is pleased to announce the opening of three solo exhibitions of works by Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Robert Kinmont,
and Willie Doherty

Willie Doherty’s No Return (2017), a single channel projection, will be installed in the video gallery. No Return was shot in Braddock, a town once known as the “cradle of Western Pennsylvania’s steel industry,” before suffering from its collapse in the 1980s. While the work engages with the landscape as it looks today, it also approaches it as both a repository for the memories of past experiences and a witness to the ravages of socio-economic change. In looking at the present, No Return visualizes our shared apprehension about the future.

Doherty’s approach and process is speculative. Often taking an existing image or other information as a starting point, he then proceeds to see what can be discovered or found in a location. No Return extends Doherty’s interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and working in locations that bear the traces of contested histories and narratives; some forgotten, some half remembered. The work was commissioned by the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh for their exhibition so it is which opens on April 7, 2017
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
EventNo Return - Alexander and Bonin 47 Walker Street New York, NY 10013, New York, United States
Duration: 2 May 201724 Jun 2017

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