“Late State Patriotism in America” by Seattle photographer, Kevin Wildermuth, is featured at the Lynnwood Library Gallery from June 28 through August 8.
Wildermuth noticed by a prevalence of red, white and blue throughout his travels in the western part of the United States and was also struck by the now faded and tattered flag iconography that had sprung up in the wake of 9/11. The symbolism was hard to ignore, as the wars dragged on and the politics of division allowed the hopes of average folks to fade too.
His images depict life in America as witnessed from “Main Street”, where infrastructure is crumbling, surveillance is ubiquitous, the economy does little to sustain the bottom 90 percent, and yet there is perseverance in the face of adversity & a prevailing reflexive vernacular patriotism.
The Library is located at 19200 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 pm. For more information, call 425-670-5518.