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Did I Enjoy Myself? 

Wednesday, Nov 5 2008
As a society, we don't take enough walks. Carol Selter will take one for you. The artist asks people where they like to walk, takes their walk, arrives home refreshed, then packages that refreshment into a full-color book of photographs she snapped along the way, allowing faux-hikers to enjoy their non-walks anywhere they please. The fake-hikers also report feeling pretty good, like they're on a walk, when Selter is taking their walk. We see a big future for this: Maybe Selter can get Steve Jobs to outsource his retirement. The solo show "Carol Selter: The Personal Hiking Project" details these roads not taken, and comes on the heels of her previous nature-themed exhibits in the gallery. For one, she took photos of the plants and pests in her garden for a year. In another, she took striking photos of 26-year-old dead fetal pigs she found in a laboratory (Setlter has a MA is biology and works as an animal technician). This is someone you want walking your walk.
Nov. 14-Dec. 31, 2008

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