Reach Ruin

Reach Ruin is the name of this exhibition by Ohio born artist Daniel Arsham and will be at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia until mid March 2013.

We have focused on the ghost-like figures that meet the visitors at the exhibition entrance on the first floor which are made using resin and fibreglass materials, The rest of the exhibit has been made using crushed glass, recycled ceramics and moulded sand.

Arsham’s eroding landscape creates a world of destruction and despair inspired by a childhood experience with Hurricane Andrew. The storm ravaged his home and neighborhood in Florida, leaving in its wake broken glass and beaten building skeletons—two central elements of “Reach Ruin,” which is an anagram of the word “Hurricane.” Presenting so soon after Hurricane Sandy, the show takes on an even stronger meaning.