By Laura Peach, June 2nd, 2010
Barbed wire, tired billboards, taped together tents, inky black brick vortexes, and shadowy moons. These are a few of the elements that will explore the tension between utopic ideals and a dystopic reality at the Utopia / Dystopia show that opens Friday at STOREFRONT gallery in Brooklyn.
New York based artist Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht submits large scale ink drawings of architecture in post-war Germany. The empty buildings are meant to portray an absence of history, and the thoughtfully taped together disjointed sections further evoke a disorientating, empty feel.