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Untold Stories

January 25 - April 7, 2019
Tyler History Center
Youngstown, Ohio

March 11 - April 19, 2019
Emily Davis Gallery
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

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Untold Stories' narrative objectifies outmoded imagery of blighted ‘Rust Belt’ cities and employs them as allegories to evoke questions about neighborhood decay and gentrification, segregation and integrated cities, generations of unemployment and economic redevelopment. The exhibition at The Tyler History Center 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. Both exhibitions will include Vanderpool’s imaginary realism prints and multiple videos of filmed first-person accounts with community members reflecting on the past, present, and future of their city in addition to curated archival materials she selected from The Mahoning Valley Historical Society at the Tyler History Center and the University of Akron Archives at the Emily Davis Gallery.

The exhibition and related programming is funded in part by both institutions and an ArtSTART grant from The Ohio Arts Council.

Cleveland to Youngstown, 2018 (84" x 42") (Paper)

Youngstown to Toledo, 2018 (55" x 42") (Vinyl)

Gary to Cleveland to Youngstown, 2018 (55" x 42") (Vinyl)

Pittsburgh to Youngstown to Toledo to Flint, 2018 (55" x 42") (Paper)

Pittsburgh to Youngstown to Cleveland, 2018 (84" x 42") (Paper)

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Historic Image, Steel Worker

Historil Image, Shoppers at Strouss Department Store in Youngstown Downtown

Historic Image, Ukrainian Folk Festival Dancers