Charlie Hunter: Semaphore

June 19 - October 11, 2021

Vermont artist Charlie Hunter is known for his time-stained pictures of America’s neglected industrial infrastructure including its railroads—trains, tracks, and bridges. BMAC, which makes its home in Brattleboro’s former Union Station built in 1915 (Amtrak continues to use the lower level for passenger service), is especially well-suited for this long-awaited focused presentation of Hunter’s paintings. When asked to organize this exhibition my focus went not to Hunter’s popular loosely handled subjects, but rather to those elements he renders with more precision, notably his railroad crossing signals and semaphores still in active use and directing us toward some unknown destination.

— Eric Aho, curator

This exhibit is generously sponsored by The Marina.