Bandshells

These compositions elegantly overcome the pointed discrepancy between what a photograph is and what it is “of.” Sitting atop the horizon line that bisects each image, the bandshells conflate the perspectival recession of the visual with the eddying projection of the aural. As the silence that is germane to the medium becomes figurally pervaded with sound, it gives way to an aesthetic that is autonomous, in that it resists translation into words but is not apolitical. Like Bernard’s earlier photographs, these position the viewer not to one side or the other so much as right in between: between production and reception, picture and sound, the aesthetic and the social – at the very sites where culture is negotiated. – Jan Tumlir, Artforum, March 2005

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Cindy Bernard, Mineral Park Palace Park Bandshell (Works Progress Administration, 1938), Pueblo, Colorado, 2013
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Cindy Bernard, Whipple Park Bandshell (Work Projects Administration, 1941-1942), Lingle, Wyoming, 2013
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From the Bandshells series by Cindy Bernard
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From the Bandshells series by Cindy Bernard
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Cindy Bernard, State Fair Park Bandshell (funder unknown), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2013
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Cindy Bernard, Starlite Gardens Dance Pavilion, Toquerville, Utah, 2013
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Cindy Bernard, The John Dunbar Music Pavilion aka the Highland Bowl ( Funder unknown, 1937 ) Rochester, New York, 2005
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Cindy Bernard, West Park Bandshell, (General Harry C. Trexler, 1908) Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2005
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Cindy Bernard, James C. Petrillo Music Shell (Chicago Park District, 1978) Chicago, Illinois, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Ames Municipal Bandshell aka Ames Music Pavilion (funding unknown, 1935) Ames, Iowa, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Lake Park Bandshell aka Veterans Park Bandshell (Edwin and Mary Jaehnig, 1934; American Flag, 1985) Port Washington, Wisconsin, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater aka Oceanside Bandshell (City of Oceanside, 1950) Oceanside, California, 2003
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Cindy Bernard, John E. N. Howard Bandshell (City of St. Joseph, 1970) St. Joseph, Michigan, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, World War I Memorial Band Shelter aka Battell Park Band Shelter (City of Mishawaka, 1928) Mishawaka, Indiana, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Pt. Fermin Park Bandshell (funding and construction date unknown) San Pedro, California, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Metrostage (West Foundation, Manitowoc Jaycees, Metro Jam, Citizens of Manitowoc, 1996) Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Emil Blatz Temple of Music (Emil Blatz, 1933) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Sesquicentennial Bandshell (Citizens of Kenosha, 1988; Grass Knoll by G. LeBlanc Corporation, 1988) Kenosha, Wisconsin, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Karl L. King Band Shell aka Oleson Park Bandshell (Works Progress Administration, 1938) Fort Dodge, Iowa, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Ludwig Wangburg Bandshell (City of Clear Lake, 1954) Clear Lake, Iowa, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Carroll Band Shell aka Pfeister's Folly (city employee Pfeister and volunteers, 1952) Carroll, Iowa, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Henry P. Vander Linde Bandshell (City of Holland, American Legion Post #6, Industrial, Business, Church, Service Club and Individual Gifts, 1958) Holland, Michigan, 2004
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Cindy Bernard, Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater (La Porte Park and Recreation Board, 1987) La Porte, Indiana
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Cindy Bernard, Bandstand, Memorial Park (Community Parklands Act of 1986, 1988) Kingsburg, California
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Cindy Bernard, Redlands Bowl aka The Prosellis (Clarence and Florence White, 1930) Redlands, California, 2003
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Cindy Bernard, Mancini Bowl (Modesto Lions Club, 1991) Modesto, California, 2003