Built environments, like most things in this world, have lifecycles. Our cities go through phases of decline and resurgence. Some buildings age gracefully, cared for and made to last, others slump and crumble with time. A building nears the end of it’s life, showing signs of neglect. It is slated for demolition and torn down within a matter of days. What was once a recognizable, familiar structure, becomes a pile of rubbish and then a cleared plot of land- all previous history removed. It is it then that a new lifecycle begins. Construction digs down, lays rebar, pours concrete and builds pillars. The skeleton of the new building emerges.
This is my first solo show since my graduate thesis in 2012 and will be showing both jewelry and sculpture.
This will be the debut of my latest piece, Project: Crossroads, which has been the focus of my blog for the last two months. This is a 11 foot long site-specific wall installation at 1730 Akard St. in the South Dallas Cedars Neighborhood.
In addition to the unveiling of Project: Crossroads, I will be exhibiting a range of enamel works and documentation of the process during a special reception hosted by Shotgun Collective at 1717 Gould St on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 6-10pm. Shotgun Gallery is located around the corner from the installation site, which will be lit for evening viewing on the 27th. For an invitation to the reception please email: email@example.com. Project: Crossroads will be up on view through December 2016.