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Architectural Deinforcement: Constructing Disaster and Decay

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(Super) Market Collapse, 2009 Colored Pencil on Paper 24" X 48" © Courtesy of the Artist
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Chase Burning, Sunset and Vine, 2012 Oil on Canvas 24" X 48" © Courtesy of the Artist and Charlie James Gallery
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Santa Anna Fire Agate, 2008 Mixed Media 52" X 47" X 38" © Courtesy of the Artist
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Parametric Falls (Rectilinear Figure), 2012 Mixed Media 91" X 54" X 36" © Courtesy of the Artist
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
Opening: September 10th, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.cerritosgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san gabriel valley
EMAIL:  
info@cerritosgallery.com
PHONE:  
(562) 860-2451 x 2612
OPEN HOURS:  
Mondays (11AM-4PM, 5PM-7PM), Tuesdays (1PM-4PM, 5PM-7PM), Wednesdays (11AM-4PM), Thursdays (1PM-4PM)
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
CA), Cerritos College (Norwalk
TAGS:  
assemblage, ruins, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, realism, landscape, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
Free, Parking $2

DESCRIPTION

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.