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Curtis Readel





Damn Nation, a collection of relief prints by Curtis Readel, explores the tensions and attitudes regarding our current economic state through manipulated images. In his first exhibition at Packer Schopf Gallery, Readels recent work addresses themes and ideas of history, deteriorated morality, and apocalyptic premonitions. Appropriating the monuments found on U.S. currency, their now crumbled edifices expose fragility, the future these structures face and how short-lived empires can be. Reflecting issues of self-indulgence, corruption, and societal downfall, these metaphors signify that nothing is permanent.