Bakehouse Art Complex. From May 10th through Jun 16th, 2008.
The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) is opening the group exhibition Against the Grain this May. On display will be recent works by over fifteen Bakehouse Art Complex artists. Exploring urban development’s impact on art, this exhibition focuses on BAC artists’ portrayals of raw and visceral themes of city life. Combining found objects, iconic images, and underground comics, the show reveals an empty wasteland of turmoil and alienation. Against the Grain opens Saturday, May 10th at BAC Main Gallery located at 561 NW 32nd Street in Miami.
Exhibiting artist Luis Garcia-Nerey states, “In today’s landscape, our society requires a more rapid pace and more and more space for growth; resulting in an overdevelopment of the community which ultimately leads to the recurrence of history.” Garcia-Nerey’s “Babylon” deals directly with this growth and questions the components of a modern day Babylon, the overdevelopment of our cities and our society at large. Using found objects and raw materials (like recycled wood), Garcia-Nerey creates an environment in which the viewer becomes part of the piece. Engulfed by an all-encompassing maze of pier-like structure, visitors find themselves surrounded on all sides by a dilapidated jungle of towers, punctuated by dark businessmen-like statuettes.
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