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“Urbanism: 3 Animations” Video Work Exhibit | SF

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Catharine Clark Gallery | 248 Utah St, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Reception Oct 24, 3-5pm, Exhibition October 24, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Catharine Clark Gallery presents Urbanism: 3 Animations, an exhibition of video work by the Brooklyn-based artist, Rob Carter. On view October 25, 2015 – January 2, 2016, Carter’s exhibition features three videos: Sun City (2013), Metropolis (2008), and Foobel (2005). Carter’s stop motion animations, portraying the politics of nature and architecture through the lense of history, pair purposefully with the concurrent exhibition of Sandow Birk’s drawings and prints, Imaginary Monuments, on display in the main galleries.

Rob Carter’s multidisciplinary artworks (which include installations, time-lapse and photography) often concern humanity’s perpetually unfolding relationship to the natural world.

Works in the exhibit explore specific historical developments in architecture and the impact of our buildings on landscape and society. Using stop-motion animation, the past, present, and future are visualized through paths of urban expansion, deconstructing cultural and corporate practices such as tourism or sport.

Works like Metropolis (2008) manifests Carter’s ability to suggest the malleability of what may seem indestructible and permanent. In this single-channel video, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina transforms through real and fictional aerial still images chosen and created by the artist. From its stark beginnings as a Native American trading path in 1755, Charlotte metamorphosizes into a hubristic future-city, filled with skyscrapers and sports arenas. Ultimately, Charlotte’s monuments of steel and glass succumb to the sylvan landscape. Made entirely from images printed on paper, the animation represents an accelerated version of an urban planner’s dream. Charlotte, on this trajectory, is vulnerable and frail, however concrete it may feel on the ground today.

Presented by Catharine Clark Gallery

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Weird, Wild & Wonderful Art
Address: 248 Utah St, San Francisco, CA