Events
28 March 2009

Idylls

May 29 – July 3, 2009
Organized by the Washington Project for the Arts and the World Bank Art Program
Juried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29 6-8pm

The World Bank
Main Complex, Front Lobby Gallery
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC

Four photographs of mine from abandoned sites in Spain, including the Carabanchel prison, will be included in this exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is focused on artists interpretations of or responses to the idea of an idyll or utopian environment. More details about the show and its theme are available on the WPA site at: http://www.wpadc.org/events/upcoming.html

Here’s an excerpt from my artist statement about these images:

“To me, an idyll represents not a fixed condition, but an acceptance of change and a capacity to envision a better future. My intention in the photographs included here was to depict buildings that were constructed with utopian ideals (albeit sometimes misguided) but that have undergone dramatic alterations over time. While these buildings are seemingly abandoned and decaying, they show evidence of alternative uses by more recent visitors, as well as the potential for transformation.”

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