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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Adam Bartos at Gitterman Gallery

For his eighth solo show in New York, Adam Bartos investigates the grimy nature of super stock race cars—photographing the nicks, scraps and dilapidated vehicles. He traveled to the dirt tracks of Florida, New Mexico and the countryside of his native New York, discovering the battle scars of these cars owned by the drivers and used in races executed outside of corporate sponsorship for little prize money. Every scratch and torn seat represents a race, a quick turn or a moment when they drove faster than they ever have before. These races are about the thrill and the photographs capture the wrecked condition of the cars being the real prize to garner because it's the time and energy put into the adventures on the track that count.

The show runs through May 31.

Text by Amanda Everich
Photos by Xiaofeng Li
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