Friday, July 15, 2016

Discarded........art by Anthony Hernandez

 I enjoyed a Saturday wandering the various art museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District.  The Amon Carter has a huge photography collection and also features special exhibits
 Anthony Hernandez took some bleak photos from the 2008 housing collapse. California  had huge swaths of land set for development - they turned into a vast wasteland.
His photos are disturbing and bleak. They ask questions about the environment, about the economy, and about art. Is their hope for the future, or is the Discarded exhibit a statement without an answer.......

This exhibit is sad and provokes an emotion.......and sometimes art ain't pretty.


18 comments:

  1. Sometimes it is not pretty indeed, an unneeded wasteland too, proved by the housing collapse

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    1. yep - rather bleak for a Friday post, but what the heck

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  2. I love the way art can make a statement in images. That last one does say quite a bit!

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    1. Yep. sad subject, but stunning photos.

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  3. We were in California during that time. It was not pretty at all; I can imagine the images would be haunting.

    betty

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    1. Indeed. Not a big exhibition but the few photos said it all

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  4. nice
    http://www.melodyjacob.com/2016/07/love-signal-balconette-retro-high.html

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  5. Hi Joanne - so interesting to see - yes bleak and very sad .. a blight on our life ... good to be shown these - thanks ... Hilary

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  6. Sometimes we need art to do more than just be "pretty" for us. Some of the best art makes us think. Like those photographs. Very sobering.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I tend to feature the pretty but this exhibit struck me

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  7. Art definitely can evoke emotions for us. Maybe if it makes us think, it can also help us come up with solutions for our problems.

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  8. It's very sad what happened in 2008. But in the years before it, development was rampant and unchecked....there was bound to be a collapse. There always is.

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    1. And we are in another cycle now I think. House market in TX is crazy

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  9. This was pure magic to read Joanne.
    Yvonne.

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