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Edgar Arceneaux's Drawings Explore Detroit's Social and Economic History (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/22/10 09:40 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

WHO: Edgar Arceneaux

WHAT: "The Algorithm Doesn't Love You", an ongoing series

WHEN: November 6 - December 11, 2010

WHERE: SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS, LLC
6006 WASHINGTON BLVD
CULVER CITY, CA 90232

WHY: At first glance, there is something dark and industrial about Edgar Arceneaux's drawings. They suggest a city suspended, isolated and looming over a brink.

The exhibition continues an investigation into culture in which the city of Detroit functions as an important anchor. This investigation, initially begun through a conversation between Edgar Arceneaux and art historian Julian Myers, looks into a history of committed urban struggle in the U.S. that is today half-forgotten, repressed, or demonized. Detroit, as location of the largest race riots in this country and more recently as a symbol of economic decline, serves in the exhibition as a focal point to understand how social and economic forces overwhelmed and fundamentally changed the lives of individual people.

(From: SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS, LLC)

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Edgar Arceneaux "Blind Pig #3", 2010 Acrylic, graphite on paper Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Photo credit: Gene Ogami
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