NEW YORK. Isidro Blasco “Adrift Houses. Casas a la Deriva” 17 august – 8 september 2019. John Davis Gallery .

For the exhibition, Blasco has built a large installation of iconic New York City bridges. Entitled Adrift Houses, this sprawling construction presents an unsettling narrative that reaches beyond its architectonic origins. In reality, bridges are physical structures that allow us to move from one place to another, overcoming geographical barriers. Conceptually, bridges built on consensus can bring opposing sides together.  Blasco’s bridges are fragmented and incomplete. They silently lay witness to the perilous effects of climate change and disjointed politic rhetoric. Meanwhile, as water levels advance, homes, towns, cities will be engulfed, drastically altering our habitat and way of life. In light of this, the artist envisions a New York nightmare where displaced houses are flooded, lifted off foundations, and cast adrift down river. It highlights the transitory nature of safety and security, breaking down memories of ‘home’ into repositories of fractured memories. Isidro Blasco

John Davis Gallery 362 1/2 Warren Street Hudson, New York 12534

Image: ADRIFT HOUSES, 2019, C-Print. Wood, hardware, 20 x 15 x 12 feet