“Just before Christmas 2008, photographer Neal Rockwell was broke and eager to get out of the cold. On the Internet, he came across a remote part of Mexico where you could camp for free on the beach. On a whim, he and a friend packed up a tent, scraped together enough cash for bus tickets and set off on a low budget North American road trip. Riding Greyhound from Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico in the months following the economic crisis turned out to be not just a frivolous adventure, but gave him insight into the arbitrariness of borders and the way communities were living the recession. The result is a show called Frontier that features 30 photos and texts written by Rockwell documenting the Greyhound view of North America.”
FRONTIER RUNS AT GALERIE RYE (1331A STE-CATHERINE E.) NOV. 5–12. A VERNISSAGE FEATURING LIVE MUSIC AND DJS TAKES PLACE FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 6 P.M. THE EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ CENTRE. FOR DETAILS, SEE Galerie Rye.