“Searching for the Soul of the Service Station” 26.11-24.12.2021

October 3, 2021 4:13 pm Published by

“Searching for the Soul of the Service Station”

The WM Collection

November 26th – December 24th, 2021

Opening Friday 26 November 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Marivale, Queensland (Australia) 2021 photo © Chris Olszewski

This exhibition offers a non-exhaustive look at Service-Stations highlighting their different aspects, in the past, the present and the future (do they have any future?), through a collection of photos and paintings gathered over the years. A cocktail of nostalgy, history, aesthetics, romantic, social life, business, realism, notwithstanding a pinch of humor here and there. A tentative to uncover the soul of the service-station, changing a boring story into a lively, almost sexy one.

South Bend, Indiana (USA) 2020 © Matt Dunlap

Works by: Jaap Bijsterbosch, Harrie Blommesteijn, Valentin Brindesi, Jessie Chaney, Cheri-Cherin, Matt Dunlap, Odile Gesse, Araun Gordijn, Dutch den Hollander, Jacques Meijer, Wanda Michalak, Simon Nicoloso, Adrienne M. Norman,  Jorgen Polman, Paul Schaublin, Tomek Sikora, Nico vd Stam, Marek Stawski, Witkowska-Verbunt, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Marion Post Wolcott

Frameries, Belgium 1986 Service Station Opening Celebration © Paul Schaublin