Cindy Tower’s “Last Stockyard”, 2007, oil on canvas, 68 by 72 inches; at the Sheldon Art Galleries.

Cindy Towers

By Ivy Cooper for Art in America on May 4, 2009

Tower’s paintings translate the derelict remains of 20th-century industry into metaphors of the 21st-century economic meltdown. The work also gestures toward various American traditions. Her dry-eyed take on her subject owes something to 1930s Social Realism, and her forms decompose spectacularly, in the mode of Ivan Albright....

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Cindy Tower is a UC San Diego Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

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