A prolific photographer, George Tice primarily documents his home state of New Jersey in dramatic black-and-white photographs. These works give a sense of place and capture a general feeling of Americana. Devoid of distinct figures, these “urban landscapes,” as he calls them, exist in the margins of humanity. Petit’s Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with its looming water tower and parked car, invites speculation as to the unseen happenings inside the gas station. The image captures a vaguely narrative scene that mixes the style of documentary photography with the sensibilities of fine art.
You can view this work as part of Points of View: Recent Gifts to the Photography Collection on display in The Van Winkle Law Firm Gallery.
—Hilary Schroeder, curatorial assistant