September 18th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Detroit Disassembled” by Andrew Moore

© 2011 Andrew Moore

Queens Museum of Art
Detroit Disassembled,
Photographs by Andrew Moore

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm
Gallery tour by Andrew Moore at 4:30 pm.  Open to the public; $5 suggested donation.
The exhibition will be on view until January 15, 2012.

“During 2008 and 2009, Andrew Moore spent 3 months in Detroit. Once the epitome of American industrial wealth and might, the Motor City has faced declining population and economic distress for half a century. Moore’s photographs depict the remains of an eroding US industrial base amidst a strangely beautiful sense of decay. These highly detailed color photographs of the city, some of which are as large as 62 x 78 inches, belong to an artistic tradition of depicting ruins that began in the 17th century. Moore’s exquisitely realized visions of architecture overtaken by vegetation remind contemporary viewers that our own, familiar culture is subject to the forces of entropy and the eternal strength of nature.”

Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York 11368  [map]
Telephone: (718) 592-9700


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