The lure of the open road is a distinctly American preoccupation that never fails to abide as the ultimate existential metaphor. St. Louis-based photographers Barclay Hughes and Matthew O'Shea embrace the inevitable with an atmospheric suite depicting two-lane blacktops, night-lit gas stations and overgrown highway shoulders that feel like an extended homage to this unkillable genre. Coupling the two bodies of related but distinct work serves both well: Hughes' crisply narrative scenarios are balanced by O'Shea's more abstract meditations, each providing alternate elements of mood and action in what could be construed wholly as stills from a single,... More >>>