New Exhibit Shows The Gowanus Canal Is So Toxic That It Looks Like Art

10.24.14 Prachi Gupta

Where people have found sick dolphins, dead bodies, and sewage in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one photographer has found Impressionist art. Award-winning photographer Steven Hirsch noticed the canal, one of America’s most polluted waterways, is as colorful as a Monet painting. This winter, you’ll be able to see his 25 stunning images of the Canal-as-art on display in a solo exhibition.

“Gowanus: Off the Water’s Surface,” Steven Hirsch, Nov 12 – Dec 1, Lilac Gallery New York