AMONG THE RUINS
A SOLO SHOW
AT COPRO GALLERY
November 10th-December 1st
Opening November 10th 8:00-11:30
CoproGallery - Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. T5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Life and death feed off of each other. Civilizations grow, flourish, mature and decay, as do people. Among the Ruins looks at different family units existing in a post-industrial world looking back at what appears to be the remnants of a time of great expansion and strength from a distance after the machinery of State has collapsed. The new hope represented by their children exists against the darkness of the scattered corpse-like remnants of their world. But as the darkest day of winter is also the beginning of the sun's return, these families are the first to begin rebuilding their society and planting new crops.
Living in a period which seems surrounded on all sides by the collapse of the twentieth century industrial-modernism, not unlike the collapse of Classical Europe after WWI, we can look back at what has passed while seeing the ground cleared for a new way of life.