March 20, 2018
The Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts is featuring "Collapse: Recent Work by Dewey Crumpler," now through May 19.
Description: "Collapse" considers the beauty and terror of financial systems and their ecological, social and aesthetic impacts. The works take on the disturbances of potential catastrophe, rendering the container as the locus of awe, wonder, destruction and fear. In these works, Crumpler asks us to consider how goods transported globally via ships and ports might open up other histories of destruction and creation. By citing aesthetic practices that range from religious iconography to dreamscapes of ruin, Crumpler lays bare the connective tissues between past, present and impending futures of collapse.
Crumpler is associate professor of painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization and cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques.
Learn more at Hedreen Gallery.
(Photo by Yosef Kalinko)
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