Jennifer Vanderpool's Untold Stories: A Forgotten Underclass in Rust Belt Urban Renewal
April 2, 2019
Untold Stories is an ongoing multi-venue project where the exhibition functions as a case study of the city where it is taking place. For each location, Vanderpool creates imaginary realism prints and documentaries and curates archival materials into the exhibition. Untold Stories' narrative objectifies outmoded imagery of blighted deindustrialized cities and employs them as allegories to evoke questions about neighborhood decay and gentrification, segregation and integrated cities, generations of unemployment and economic redevelopment.
Untold Stories is on view at The Tyler History Center where the exhibition functions as a case study of Youngstown, while at the Emily Davis Gallery it emphasizes Akron. Together the venues work hand in hand to query the social, political, economic, and racial crises faced by these legacy cities located 50 miles apart in Northeast Ohio. The Exhibition runs from March 11 - April 19, 2019