In this series of large-scale installations, Scottish sculptor David Mach places vehicles and other objects in and around painstakingly sculpted piles of magazines that are frequently as tall as the exhibit spaces permit. The thousands of magazines are composed into ripples and swells that mimic natural forms like rocks and topography. There’s something post-apocalyptic about the juxtaposition of transportation technology and the writhing mass of periodicals that weaves through it. The rhythm evoked by the swirling piles bears some resemblance to the movement patterns of natural disasters – like hurricanes and tornadoes, these forms are rounded, cyclical, finely textured. The fluidity with which the magazine mass inundates swamped cars, trucks and airplanes subtly recalls scenes of natural disaster aftermath, with household items semi-submerged into layered sediment. But these works do not depict wreckage literally, and Mach’s use of color, texture and scale is masterful, resulting in spatial compositions that impress and delight.

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Cameron

Cameron is a designer and holds degrees in urban studies and architecture, and has a background in grassroots community involvement for neighborhood improvement and development. Having lived in New York and Buenos Aires, she is a lover of cities and currently lives in Quito, Ecuador. She loves bicycles, fresh juice, and the Andean topography punctuated by volcanoes that characterize Quito’s landscape.