The Ghost in the Shoe

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Quimby Gallery, HAC


An exhibition of photographs by Robby Gilbert in the Harvey Academic Center

“The abandoned shoe in the road is to me one of the most startling pieces of roadside detritus. A shoe in the road, like a true ghost, defies a rational explanation. Science probably can’t explain the phenomenon nor predict it. Instead, spotting an abandoned shoe lying in a road or highway invites only questions and conjecture. These shoes expose a gap in understanding in a way that other common roadside debris does not. Plastic bottles, beer cans, carcasses, baseball caps, sweatshirts and tires can be easily explained. An abandoned shoe in the road is much more difficult. An abandoned shoe in the road contains vestiges.”

Show: October 3 to 27