ISIDRO BLASCO: THE END OF THINGS
PRESS RELEASE / SPRING 2011
Bare bones architecture: the essentials of the building; no doors or window frames, no plumbing. The structures are reminiscent of the living quarters where temporary workers stay during the summers they spent harvesting the fields in the southeast of Spain. Once the job is done, they are gone, moved to a different part of the land; but the architecture stays, as well as a few of the objects they leave behind: a chair, a plant, a box - these exhumed items suffused with melancholy, decay, and the prevalent sense of things ending.
The End of Things installation reflects on this abandoned architecture but also extends backwards, repeating itself several times. The result is a maze; visitors are welcome to walk through the installation, just be careful where you step, after all, the whole project is askew.