In Valko’s throwback world, actresses with pin-up curls loom large, and famous faces make guest appearances silhouetted against a suburban landscape of telephone poles and power lines. By focusing not only on drive-in theaters but also their surroundings – such as gas stations and highways – the artist gives viewers a sense of small-town connectivity.
This series is interesting because Valko subtly combines technology across decades. Old and new car models, color and black-and-white pictures and even cordless phones show up within the classic setting of the drive-in theater. In this way, Valko captures a timeless slice of Americana with his brushstrokes.