D’Amelio Terras, New York
January 9 – February 20, 2010
D’Amelio Terras is pleased to host Connecticut, a group exhibition that aims to explore notions of beauty, contentment, domesticity, architecture and disquiet in the contextual setting of Connecticut.
By no coincidence, the artists included in this exhibition were either born or spent formative years in Connecticut – as if life experience can further imbue the work with an (un)consciousness unique to Connecticut. The suburbs, known for their post-war homogeneous, middle class culture, provide archetypes of ‘the mainstream’, or, for some, imprisonment. That said, only in the suburbs is where one can find the road (or the escape route) out of a small town and to the big city. Materialism and conformity fire the engines that keep the suburbs robust and economically segregated. The works in this exhibition act as stock characters in an undefined narrative imagined in Connecticut.
United by the artists’ upbringing, the works are not intended to represent Connecticut, per se, but perhaps serve to conjure new images, ideas and portraits of a town nearby.