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  • apocalyptic archaeology

    Apocalyptic Archaeology features works that are depictions of a ruined world. The works are meditations on the brevity of life, and reveal the awareness of passing time, erosion and decay, and the ultimate deterioration of manmade artifacts, such as architecture, interiors, and landscapes.
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  • dreams and memories

    Dreams and Memories includes works that explore the intangible and inescapable realm of the psyche. The artists pose questions about the nature and meaning of recalled experiences, and about the way in which dreams and memories intersect and even morph from one level of consciousness to another.
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  • voyeurs/provocateurs

    Voyeur/Provocateurs includes subversively witty scenes-satirical commentaries on art, culture, and politics. These works make the viewer into Peeping Toms that spy on secret scenes.
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  • unnatural nature

    Unnatural Nature features work by artists that recreate natural environments using artificial materials and found objects which fool us into believing they are real places.view

category:  Voyeurs/Provocateurs
Urban Chronicles: Brownstone Series

The work depicts various environments and the interaction of the inhabitants with each other. The images attempt to illustrate the odd subtleties of the everyday image that have been engraved in our imagination, the social dealings of life which are so commonplace that they go unnoticed. The narratives of the work are based upon common archetypes seen in entertainment and news media along with our expectations of the situations derived from the media images. Although the subject matter is being criticized it is also adored at the same point, recreated with reverence in a perfect model world. The diorama utilized to allow a critical perspective of the viewer, allowing the viewer to be a voyeur of the subject, through the god-like perspective that a scale model permits. The model is also used as a sort of faux realism, appearing real is a mass-produced manufactured plastic scale replica painted and photographed to appear real, directly correlating with a stereotype as a representation. The photographed mass-produced model is, in and of itself, the media stereotype being a generalized scale representation of the world it represents.


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Digital Photograph

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