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Opening on August 23rd at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, Entropy is ASKEW’s first international solo exhibition. Through this new body of work Entropy further refines Askew's unique method of portraiture where the medium and portrait's subject become a metaphor for a much bigger conversation.
The portrait is the closed-system device used to represent the formation of immense entities of barely contained energy that have reached an entropic state, only moments from encountering a cataclysmic event. It is a discussion about formation, existence and more specifically the fragility of all things - our incessant quest for balance and harmony in any society, when all things eventually deteriorate or revert to a state of chaos.
"Detroit started this whole train of thought during my first visit in 2009. I think the metaphor of Entropy is throughout the world but extends to Detroit as well. The Entropy in Detroit's case was human expanse and industry. This work is optimistic though, like Detroit. It's about new beginnings." – ASKEW ONE