Joshua Rex
AMERICAN RUINWHERE FUTURES BEGINSUMMER STORMMAP LEGENDMIDWEST SKYLINEBEACONABANDONED DEPARTMENT STOREDECEMBER 26DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITYSTILL LIFE WITH BILLBOARDDEAD STREET
AMERICAN LANDSCAPES
These paintings reflect the dubious manner in which we see our land: as Space to be Filled. They speak of our aesthetic surrender. We build fast and with frivolous abandon. The prefabricated chain store blueprint is duplicated, in variations, from town to town throughout America without an end in sight.

They also say something about our cultural state of mind. They speak of the mass surrender to the pleasures of convenience. We favor the wrecking ball over restoration. The car over walking. The erasure of history over the preservation of our heritage.
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