Fragile Lands

Gerry Judah meticulously composes architectural representations of sites that have become metonymic of past and present conflict, before physically smashing them.

Gerry Judah, "Fragile Lands", London, 2016
Gerry Judah’s dystopian maquettes will be on show at the Encounter Contemporary in London. “Fragile Lands” documents destruction by creating artworks that both viscerally engage with the stark realities of war and evoke the ephemeral traces of traumas left in its wake.
Gerry Judah, Fragile Lands, 2016
Gerry Judah, “Fragile Lands”, Encounter Contemporary, London
Made with acrylic gesso on canvas, glue and foam board, Gerry Judah  meticulously composes architectural representations of sites that have become metonymic of past and present conflict, before physically smashing them, leaving behind an abstract detritus of ruined buildings. 
Gerry Judah, Fragile Lands, 2016
Gerry Judah, “Fragile Lands”, Encounter Contemporary, London
Through re-appropriating media images of war-torn cities, from Beirut to Baghdad, Judah’s works self-consciously disrupt the apathy and voyeurism that too often comprise our response to destruction. They make physically present the “landscapes of loss” with which we have become disturbingly familiar.

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