Blane De St. Croix "Artist's Walk-Through of Broken Landscape"

Smack Mellon

poster for Blane De St. Croix "Artist's Walk-Through of Broken Landscape"

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Blane De St. Croix, recent Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant recipient, will discuss his artistic process and recent trip to the US/ Mexico Border. De St. Croix will be joined by critic, independent curator and essay author for the newly published brochure of Broken Landscape, Dominique Nahas.

"The Broken Landscape project is based on recent travels along the entire Mexico/United States border. Research for the project involved traveling over 3,000 miles and exploring both the old and new federal fence still under construction. I visited 15 border crossings and spoke with people on both sides of the border communities (both in geography and ideology), including civilian residents, the fence contractors, US border patrol and journalists.

The Broken Landscape project reconstructs a selected section of this border as a monumental miniaturized section of the new fence and surrounding landscape. This sculpture for Smack Mellon's gallery runs over eighty feet in length through the entire space climbing varying heights and slicing between the gallery's columns and architectural space. The sculpture itself divides the space acting as a border or barrier for the viewer to be controlled by. Referencing the historical genre of landscape painting, Broken Landscape is a painstaking rendering of the land's topography and its established border."



April 05, 2009 from 15:30

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