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

October 24, 2014 | 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