Boneyards (10 images)
After moving to the south side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1988, James Cathcart became interested in observing, documenting and working with the process of ‘car stripping’. In the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, Williamsburg was a convenient neighborhood for the dismantling of stolen cars and the resale of used car parts. His observation of car stripping and disposal in Williamsburg continued through the mid nineties — when the neighborhood began changing rapidly.
Boneyards opens June 1st at Causey Contemporary Gallery in Williamsburg. The show runs until July 15th.
Tags: Boneyards, Brooklyn, Capp Street Project, Causey Contemporary Gallery, crack epedemic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, gentrification, ghostly landscape, Iceberg Project, James Cathcart, New York City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg in the 1980s