Hedreen Gallery Capitol Hill
March 15–May 19, Wednesdays–Saturdays, 1–6 pm, ended May 19, 2018
Recommended by Joule Zelman
The global economy is a curious beast, by which financial systems understood and maneuvered by a few take human and environmental tolls. Dewey Crumpler's Collapse seeks out the "beauty and terror" of these systems, capturing their monolithic quality to help us feel their potential for vast destruction. Some of his paintings look like reading Jeff VanderMeer's environmental horror feels. His technical skills, suited to architectural precision as well as to more organic forms, render the dual nature of financial infrastructure as both abstract and manmade. Sampada Aranke of the Art Institute of Chicago, a specialist in performance studies and black cultural theory, has guest-curated this exhibition by the San Francisco artist.