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Discussing Steven Hirsch's recent work (featured at Laurence Miller Gallery and in his book Gowanus Waters published by Powerhouse Books), Alison Meier writes that he "brings his lens so close to the toxic surface of the heavily polluted Brooklyn waterway, you may worry about his health. Yet the results are strangely mesmerizing, transforming the burbling brew from more than 150 years of industrial runoff into psychedelic abstractions."