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Chester Arnold | Borderline

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 to Saturday, 5 May 2018
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Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 2:00pm

   Catharine Clark Gallery presents Borderline, an exhibition of new paintings by Chester Arnold. On view from March 24 – May 5, 2018, Borderline responds to urgent concerns around border politics, and the ways in which access to space is limited through physical and imaginary boundaries. Arnold’s paintings imagine a ruined landscape of deteriorating buildings, crumbling towers, and concrete walls defaced with graffiti and human waste.

   As the artist notes, “the architectural expression of the will to contain or separate one group from another became the formal structure of many of these works.” His intricately-detailed paintings, in turn, invite the viewer to consider the moral implications of internment in its various institutionalized forms – from prisons and schools to deportation camps – while offering hope for means of breaking through these boundaries. Ladders appear as tools for escape, while breakages and holes in walls signal the promise of freedom on the other side, while reminding viewers that partitions are precarious and can always be surmounted, if there’s a collective will to do so.

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Catharine Clark Gallery presents Borderline, an exhibition of new paintings by Chester Arnold. On view from March 24 – May 5, 2018, Borderline responds to urgent concerns around border politics, and the ways in which access to space is limited through physical and imaginary boundaries. Arnold’s paintings imagine a ruined landscape of deteriorating buildings, crumbling towers, and concrete walls defaced with graffiti and human waste.

As the artist notes, “the architectural expression of the will to contain or separate one group from another became the formal structure of many of these works.” His intricately-detailed paintings, in turn, invite the viewer to consider the moral implications of internment in its various institutionalized forms – from prisons and schools to deportation camps – while offering hope for means of breaking through these boundaries. Ladders appear as tools for escape, while breakages and holes in walls signal the promise of freedom on the other side, while reminding viewers that partitions are precarious and can always be surmounted, if there’s a collective will to do so
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248 Utah Street, San Francisco 94103

Catharine Clark Gallery , San Francisco

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