More cultural monuments. These ones built to commemorate The Endless Summer, a surf movie Bruce Brown made in 1964, and Ed Ruscha's Twentysix Gasoline Stations from 1967, and the world media's sudden coming to grips with the idea that we are changing this planet's climate. Some of the monuments belong to the series Change This World and others come from the series Rococo, Dada, Minimalism.
For the Birds
'for the birds' is an exhibition of new work by Camille Serisier exploring concepts of distance between individuals and the natural environment. Balancing drawn traditions of realism and illusion, Serisier depicts animals she has never seen and landscapes she has never touched. Using images from the internet, books and other secondary sources, combined with memories of childhood trips to the zoo, she presents the viewer with a series of nature studies. The resulting illusionary landscapes and their characters become more symbolic than real. Using broken perspective, the work exaggerates the actual space that exists between the viewer and the symbols of nature before them. The work asks us to consider the impact our presence has on these creatures and their environment and question the impact their existence may have on our own.