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Join us for the opening reception of Graham Krenz’s Golden Kingdom.
We have created a buffer of civilization that overlays a vast wilderness.
This alteration has unexpected results, namely the integration of once-wild organisms who would otherwise exist in their feral state.
All the furniture we consume and the food that we discard becomes shelter and nourishment for huge tracts of life in our shadow. These animals are fat, they are safe from large predators, and they are complacent. The price of this parasitism is a heavy one, and their numbers are reduced by commuting, recreation and agriculture.
These animals were chosen as subjects because they’re more alive and involved as inanimate objects than we allow them to be as conscious organisms.
Through photography and by accepting submissions from others I have constructed a database of the apathy directed at urban ecosystems. As subjects, they are addressed with as much grace and respect as possible, but in the end, they exist on the margins, and we give them the most thought when pushing them off the highway.
Exhibition runs Sept 5-11, 2013.