Rosalie Frost, Radiance (Ellis Island)

Exhibition Dates: July 16 – August 8, 2021 

Peeling, worn surfaces within Ellis Island’s rehabilitated hospital complex document the physical history occurring over decades. More difficult to document, however, is the occasional feeling that restless spirits of numberless immigrant patients  —-who had struggled with illness, fear, anxiety and hopelessness in order to reach America —- flicker nearby. Strong, intense light radiates from outside but often is fugitive, unexpectedly appearing and disappearing, not always able to penetrate the deep shadowy voids.