Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents Bryan Florentin: "Accretion/Churn" opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art will present the third solo exhibition for artist Bryan Florentin, entitled "Accretion/Churn.” This exhibit will feature Florentin’s most recent photography and mixed media sculpture.
Florentin’s newest work focuses on temporary manifestations of materials (gravel, rocks, soil, plastic sheeting, rebar, etc.) within the mostly urban landscape. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing, in the nation, generating an explosion of new construction. Florentin investigates this abundancy of raw material not through directly documenting construction, just the tendency for material at the sites to get arranged into heaps of mass.
Typically, material on construction or demolition sites disappears pretty quickly, but in some instances it seems to have been forgotten or abandoned. “Accretion” is about cultural accumulation/layering as it is physical material. Constantly extracting, separating, and mixing materials to make other materials to build structures (roads, parking lots, etc.) that alter our landscape, proves that we are indeed restless creatures churning day in and day out.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through September 23.