SAVE THE DATE: NOV 20 6pm - 11pm!
Urban Exploration blurs the lines. As Rain continues to enter into these abandoned buildings while illegally trespassing, with camera in hand, we as viewers must ultimately decide is Rain a Criminal or an Artist?
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In her Abandonment Issues art exhibit, the artist Rain Lane takes us on a journey that melds two universes that live harmoniously together. It is the fusion between the street and urban exploration at its best. As you experience Abandonment Issues, YOU decide if the photographer is an artist or a criminal… trespassing and breaking and entering into places that are off limits.
Is this preservation or a "I'm going to do whatever the fuck I want to when I want to do it?"
It’s up to you to decide! Which will you choose?
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Read below for more about Rain’s journey into UrbEx and her passion for creating community!
Rain Lane spent childhood in the blue collar towns of Waterbury, Torrington, and Bristol, Connecticut. Landmarks were the defunct factories whose proud edifices are now idle testament to their past glory. Rain recognized the buildings as broken bones of once vital industries which now have no place in this world.
"I wanted to document the beauty within broken things."
Rain's love of photography began at a very young age and was the only thing Rain took when trading the East Coast for the West Coast, leaving everyone and everything else behind.
In California, the art of photography consumed Rain while photographing everything from graffiti in Venice Beach to the homeless all over Southern California.
"I always found it important to provide a record of the fading buildings and more importantly, evidence as a silent witness to the lonely people and deserted places. Hollowed out shells of former lives!"
The opening stages of the pandemic re-awoke the feeling of deep isolation and loneliness. Rain knew there must be others out there feeling the same way. She hungered to let them know they were not alone.
"I was alive and trapped in the hills of Los Angeles. I could look down at night and see the lights. I knew people were out there, but we were all shuttered in, scared. I returned to my place of comfort. The child in me returned to feelings of home within urban decay and abandonment."
Rain began traveling with a camera in hand, exploring the safety of isolation and abandonment. Rain has a heart for the uncommon artistic expression found in graffiti and the silent voices of the uncommon man in urban decay. The pandemic brought new isolation and a new identity of uselessness. As a reflection, Rain began to explore and document places that were deemed forgotten. Rain began to connect with places that mirrored this new found status.
Driven to preserve these abandoned sites, Rain went to places others dared not go.
"The imposed isolation of the pandemic has provided the setting to explore the empty and abandoned places within myself. Being alone doesn't mean you are abandoned. There is beauty within broken things!"