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"Before & After Utopia: Images of Urban Abandonment, Absence, & Aspiration" show, reception 9/19/11

Posted: 10th September 2011
My work is on display in Philadelphia through November, and there is a reception coming up very soon! Here are the details, hope to see you there:

Before & After Utopia: Images of Urban Abandonment, Absence, & Aspiration

Reception: Sunday, September 18 · 2:00pm - 4:30pm (free and open to public)

Open Lens Gallery
The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Opening Reception with participating artists. More than a decade into the millennium, the world is amidst crisis and challenge in designing, powering, and maintaining its urban metropolises. These conditions are illustrated in Matthew Christopher Murray's photographs of an Abandoned America, Michael Christopher Brown's images of a globalized Ordos, China, Joshua Lieberman’s survey of Paolo Soleri’s never-finished, experimental eco community of Arcosanti, in Arizona, and Michael Meysarosh’s exploration of the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA)’s design for Masdar City, the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste city, being built 17km from downtown Abu Dhabi. Examining these landscapes of decay, sprawl, and hope, our Utopian ambitions to create a better world are contrasted with the reality of cultural evolution, entropy, and hubris. Guest Curator: Olivia Antsis

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