Chris Collins: Heap of Broken Images

9002 Melrose Avenue
Feb 04, 4 PM - 7 PM — ends Mar 18, 2023
Louis Stern Fine Arts is pleased to present a selection of sculpture and paper collage works by Chris Collins (b. 1980). In the language of cast metal and discarded magazines, these works contemplate the “heap of broken images” described in “The Waste Land,” T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem lamenting the fragmentation and decay of post-World War I society. Collins locates a similar malaise in the contemporary media landscape, in which consumers are inundated with an overwhelming sea of images and information stripped of context. The works on view refer to this deluge of scattered parts while envisioning new possibilities in their amalgamations.