Check out an exhibition of Christopher Payne’s photography of abandoned asylums at Clic Gallery through May 23rd. A recipient of a League-sponsored NYSCA Independent Projects grant, Payne explores the decaying and poetic world of the country’s abandoned network of architecturally impressive state mental hospitals. “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals,” published by MIT Press includes Payne’s complete project along with commentary and essays. Read Holland Carter’s NYTimes review here. And Jeff Byles’ take in The Architect’s Newspaper here.
–Nick Anderson, Program Associate