Installation views from David Halliday: Threadbare – December 2013 exhibition at Arthur Roger@434.
David Halliday’s photographic series, Threadbare, profoundly builds on his previous work, at once announcing the photographer’s maturity as an artist. Provocative iconography of lost Americana – heavily decayed objects whose original intention has been exhausted – is given a new sort of vitality as his subject matter. The series began with a discarded map, used as a dartboard, that Halliday found stapled (by a prior occupant) to the wall of his upstairs bedroom. It has become the anchor, of sorts, for the group of images presented in the exhibit.