Galleries of Contemporary Art


February 10–April 13, 2012

GOCA Downtown


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In a place and time where suburbs have become the norm, where generic is desirable and conformity is often celebrated, SUBURBIA features four artists who explore this cultural phenomenon. The work of artists Phil Bender, Christopher Coleman & Michael Salter, and Michael Whiting opens a dialogue around something cultural geographers call placelessness. As people increase their mobility, they identify less with one place (a "hometown") and may be attracted towards a sense of sameness wherever their modern nomadic life leads them. As a concept, SUBURBIA offers rich fodder for artistic interpretation.