Titled “Dancing with Dystopia
,” the show includes work by nearly 25 artists. On view are paintings, sculptures, and assemblages. One standout among them is a mixed-media relief by
, titled Unearth
(1988). Dominated by tones of gray, rust, and blue, the surface of this piece is covered with an array of smashed and crumpled metal cans, containers, and other scraps. But while this recyclable mix looks convincingly metallic, it is in fact composed of paper mâché and Styrofoam, hand-formed and painted by the artist. Its title suggests that the consumer waste it features is connected to the land. Digging into the soil unearths not living, biological matter, but rather an unnerving human-made sub-layer of waste.