JUSTINE KURLAND "Donner Pass," 2008 C-print 50 by 40 in. 127 by 101.6 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Astride Mama Burro, Now Dead," 2007 C-print 40 by 50 in. 101.6 by 127 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Doyle, CA: Cuervo saying it won't come and to quit so we can drive to the gas station and buy more wine," 2007 C-print 40 by 50 in. 101.6 by 127 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Casper on the Back Porch," 2008 C-print 19 by 14 1/2 in. 48.3 by 36.8 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Counting Hoppers," 2008 C-print 30 by 40 in. 76.2 by 101.6 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Ghost Town CSX," 2007 C-print 14 1/2 by 19 in. 36.8 by 48.3 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Hemp Bracelet For Spanging," 2008 C-print 30 by 40 in. 76.2 by 101.6 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Keddie Wye," 2007 C-print 24 by 31 1/2 in. 61 by 80 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Land of the Lost," 2008 C-print 19 by 23 in. 48.3 by 58.4 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Portrait of a Hobo," 2007 C-print 31 1/2 by 24 in. 80 by 61 cm.
JUSTINE KURLAND "Prospecting the South Fork of the Platte River," 2008 C-print 19 by 23 in. 48.3 by 58.4 cm.
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Press Release

Justine Kurland: This Train is Bound for Glory October 15 – November 14, 2009 New York, September 10, 2009 - Mitchell-Innes & Nash will present Justine Kurland: This Train is Bound for Glory from October 15 – November 14. The exhibition will be the gallery's second solo show of Kurland's work. It coincides with the publication of a book by the same title, published by Ecstatic Peace Library in New York. In this series, photographed over two years of travel, Kurland focuses on the distinct, nomadic subculture of the hobo. Her images of trains, train-hoppers, and the American West allude to a hobo mythology developed in folk songs and literature. Kurland's method combines a documentary process with romantic idealism, giving her images a naturalism inflected by utopian fantasy. Kurland's work draws upon the nineteenth-century landscape tradition of depicting a perfect place. Her photographs are narratives gleaned from America's dream of itself: a collective identity based on a firm faith in manifest destiny. These images are portals into the not-quite-real, not-quite-fictional realm of the American frontier. Kurland is a longstanding traveler, wanderer, and seeker in her own right, whose itinerant lifestyle intersects with and informs her work. Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She received her B.F.A from School of Visual Arts, NY in 1996, and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Recent museum exhibitions have included "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West" at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; and "Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She was the focus of a solo exhibition at CEPA in Buffalo, NY, in 2009. Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the ICP, all in New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. She is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Listing Information: Mitchell-Innes & Nash: 534 West 26th Street T: (212) 744-7400 www.miandn.com Opening reception: Thursday, October 15, 2009 Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 6pm Press Contact: Mamie Tinkler E: mamie@miandn.com