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Lisa Kereszi: Joe’s Junkyard

Lisa Kereszi, Pop Pop's tow truck, 2001. Courtesy of the artist.

MAY 19 — AUGUST 20, 2017

Through photographs and a collection of ephemera, Joe’s Junk Yard tells the story of an empire built on the steel of crashed El Caminos and used car parts, the effects of a changing economy and shifts in societal values, and the decades long struggle of a first generation immigrant family to maintain the American Dream.

Lisa Kereszi took her first image of her grandfather’s junk yard when she 16. A graduate of Bard College, she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2000. Her work is in many private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston.