October 23 - November 24, 2019

Chris Duncan
spolia / walls

Walls are intended to exclude, to separate, to segregate, to encircle and enclose. In Italy, walls are often built of spolia, the reuse of existing architectural fragments and materials, and the fragments from one edifice constitute and take on another meaning in the new structure. Inspired equally by the artist’s recent trip to Florence and Rome and the crude and vicious quality of our contemporary political conversation, the work in this exhibition addresses the idea of fragments, discarded bits, re-cycled materials and ideas that come together to form something else – a re-purposing that reflects and enhances that previous identity, or perhaps a Frankenstein’s monster that stumbles and frightens, reflecting back to us our own fears and failings.