a flawed providence
June 11, 2010 - July 10, 2010
Opening reception June 11, 2010, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
As we in South Florida poise for the arrival of the toxins from the BP oil spill, many of the works in a flawed providence picture cities and environs that are already blighted and have been for a long time. Little has been done to avert disaster - the inevitable impact of the oil would seem to be more of the same - the results of inaction.
In the second half of the show, works suggest a cautious optimism; signs of determined goodwill, whimsical inventiveness, and savvy use of our technologically-enhanced interconnectedness may continue to stave off horrible fates. Or they may not.
Artists: Rene Barge, Jenny Brillhart, Richard Haden, Michelle Hailey, Corin Hewitt, Annie Hollingsworth, Jungil Hong, Jonathan Laustsen, Brandon Opalka, Ralph Provisero, Clement Valla, Neal T Walsh, Jay Zehngebot
Jenny Brillhart, 54th Street, Northside, 2010
Installation View (L-R): Corin Hewitt, Neal T Walsh (above), Richard Haden (below), Richard Haden, Jungil Hong
Installation View (L-R): Ralph Provisero, Clement Valla, Annie Hollingsworth
Ralph Provisero, Electro-Time Valentine, 2010
Installation View (L-R): Michelle Hailey, Rene Barge, Richard Haden