The Details: Subprime-Subtropics is Phillip Estlund’s first solo exhibition in Broward County. The Lake Worth-based contemporary visual artist will exhibit sculptures and two-dimensional collages that inhabit the psychological and physical terrain left behind by man-made and natural disasters. Estlund’s work deals with concepts that while at times are more urgent to the region are also global concerns. He is an observer of nature – both human and environmental – and an explorer of psychological space, physical terrain and raw, found materials. By taking the raw detritus that is left behind from natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes or manmade waste from old construction, he collects and reconfigures these materials as formal sculpture that reflects the “lower” architectural vernacular of South Florida.
The exhibition opens Saturday, March 24, 2012 and runs through May 27, 2012 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.