“American Earthquake” Exhibition

VACATION

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Curated by Madeleine Bialke
Organized by Olympia

More than half of the buildings constructed in America have been erected in the last seventy years or so, just as most of the trees found in suburbs and forests across the country are young (for trees), born after the peak of logging, or too young to make the cut. American Earthquake is a poetic rumination on the effects of the wild, unregulated growth and subsequent ecological devastation of this country. These works engage with the abstracted national dream and its drive to empty success. Human elements are woven in to evoke quotidian detritus existing in tandem with a disappearing landscape. Nature, here, is performative and compromised—simplified. This is a geography of nowhere, a place where every Dunkin Donuts is the same, and many persons adrift.

And yet, despite this dark genealogy urban progress leaves cracks in its wake. Liminal spaces exist in the smooth, cold asphalt where determined grass can sprout. There are plants who remember and find the places we forget; our tree-line is drawn by survivors. Their identity is one of perseverance, patience, and slow growth. People, too, find belonging in these spaces. This exhibition of paintings combines an ethos of malaise with a grasp for national purpose and survival.


ABOUT OLYMPIA —

Olympia is a curating platform utilizing spaces to promote gender-marginalized artists, dedicated to eliminating gender binaries and building an intricate community and inclusive channels for intellectual growth.

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Schedule

from November 02, 2019 to November 20, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-11-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

Website

https://vacationgallery.nyc (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays

Access

Address: 24A Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
Phone: 213-361-8181

Between Hester and Canal Sts. Subway: F to East Broadway.

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