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Cerritos College Art Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Architectural Deinforcement: Constructing Disaster and Decay
Curated by: James MacDevitt
Fine Arts - 50
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650

September 10th, 2012 - October 11th, 2012
September 10th, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Super) Market Collapse, Susan LogoreciSusan Logoreci, (Super) Market Collapse,
2009, Colored Pencil on Paper, 24" x 48"
© Courtesy of the Artist
Chase Burning, Sunset and Vine, Alex SchaeferAlex Schaefer, Chase Burning, Sunset and Vine,
2012, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 48"
© Courtesy of the Artist and Charlie James Gallery
Santa Anna Fire Agate, Aili SchmeltzAili Schmeltz, Santa Anna Fire Agate,
2008, Mixed Media, 52" x 47" x 38"
© Courtesy of the Artist
Parametric Falls (Rectilinear Figure), Preston DanielsPreston Daniels,
Parametric Falls (Rectilinear Figure),
2012, Mixed Media, 91" x 54" x 36"
© Courtesy of the Artist
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san gabriel valley
(562) 860-2451 x 2612
Mondays (11AM-4PM, 5PM-7PM), Tuesdays (1PM-4PM, 5PM-7PM), Wednesdays (11AM-4PM), Thursdays (1PM-4PM)
CA), Cerritos College (Norwalk
mixed-media, ruins, assemblage, installation, conceptual, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture
Free, Parking $2

From the collapse of Manhattan's imposing skyline, to the urban planning failure in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, to the slow creeping decay brought on by suburban abandonment in the face of the current housing crisis, the sustained imagery of the last ten years has been the complete unsustainability of our once proud constructs: the buildings and the infrastructure, but the social, economic, and political systems that they represent, as well. The thirteen contemporary artists participating in ARCHITECTURAL DEINFORCEMENT produce architectonic ciphers in various mediums - paintings, sculptures, and assemblages - against the backdrop of our current physical and psychological drosscape, exploring the inherent foundations of contemporary social and environmental collapse, but also the ways we might conceptually reorganize our constructed environments, going forward, in response to such systemic failings.

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