02 Mar Suburbia
Colin Gardner (Art, UCSB)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / 5:00 PM
IHC’s Platform Gallery, 6th Floor HSSB
Where Platform’s last exhibition, Snarled Megalopolis, visualized the organic shapes generated by cities out of control, Suburbia will highlight landscapes and architectures characterized by regulation, uniformity, and standardization. These landscapes are visions of nostalgia, constructed as rings around cities, bridges between cities, islands that echo cities, or pockets inside cities. These spaces long for a return to a bucolic paradise, yet are trapped in a frenetic geometrization that moves inexorably towards a sterilized utopia. As an international show, Suburbia will present a global perspective on the way repetitive and planned landscapes are interpreted and formed in other cultures, creating a multicultural rendering of both the motivations to form these spaces and the psychologies that suburbs generate. The IHC’s Platform Gallery features a curated collection of prints and video from an international body of artists.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Geographies of Place series.
Image courtesy of Shane Tolbert.