Des Moines Art Center  Ruptures

The word “rupture” is being used frequently now by political scientists, philosophers, and sociologists to describe unexpected and irreversible events that interrupt the continuity of traditional practices. The artists have created art that embodies the tensions and fears that are flooding our collective conscious on a daily basis. These objects physically express—through the poetic use of materials—feelings of threat, fear, anxiety, unrest, instability, and impending loss. Visible breaks, bursts, leaks, punctures, cracks, and fractures that manifest in the art further the notion that something is awry.

Softbound catalog with die-cut jacket