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End Times : GABIE STRONG

END TIMES

Artist Statement
End Times is a visual exploration of contemporary philosophical themes in a post-911 United States, a first world region of economic instability and continuous war abroad. Since late 2006 I have driven to failed urban and suburban developments in Southern California and western Nevada, photographing unfinished building developments, abandoned subdivisions, and foreclosed homes. My intention with End Times is that by presenting what is hiding in plain sight--the monumental ugliness of our collective reality--I am suggesting to the viewer an unrealized potential for creating a better way of life through collective critical agency. End Times is rendered through photographs and film of entropy in nature, military technology, and domestic civilian space. End Times features a series of photographs and a short Super 8mm film, both titled Decommissioned.

Decommissioned is a project depicting the modernist architectonics of the George Air Force Base residential site located in the northern Mojave desert of Southern California. The work consists of a silent, black and white Super 8 film produced in 2008, and series of 35mm color photographs shot in 2006 and printed in 2011.


Decommissioned from gabiestrong on Vimeo.

Images are from the recent solo exhibition, The Exegesis of Entropy, Autonomie Gallery, Los Angeles, November 2011. Read critic and curator Grant Vetter's essay on the exhibition.

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