Cindy Tower

Decadense

March 19 - May 8, 2010

Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Press Release at: http://www.brunodavidgallery.com/exhibition_press/exhibition_pr_42.pdf

Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Cindy Tower. "Decadense" [sic] includes recent paintings of decrepit, isolated and condemned architectural settings. A fully illustrated color catalogue with writings by Charlie Finch and Angela L. Miller accompany the exhibition.

Originally a sculptor and performance artist, Cindy Tower lets her creative background shine through in paintings that have become visual evidence of performance. Raw in spirit and conviction, Tower's highly articulated works engage the viewer in a visceral, otherworldly experience. Composite views of decrepitude become metaphors of bodily functions and reflect the political climate of our modern world. Wet, gloppy oil paint is applied in a loose yet precise manner in which subjects continuously dematerialize and reemerge. Tower's painting practice mirrors her concept of gradual accumulation that not only provides an exhausting, claustrophobic sensation but also raises questions regarding the complexity and level of exchange that occurs in our modern world. Presenting the themes of consumption, intimacy, obsolescence and loss, the paintings are an overwhelming celebration of materials and process.

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Cindy Tower is an UC San Diego Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:
http://www.cindytower.com/

Image courtesy of the Artist and Bruno David Gallery.