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The drawings in this body of artwork are built out of paper, tape, graphite, and ink through an intuitive process inspired by systems engineering and chance operations. Successful works straddle these world views, shimmering in their opposition.

Many of the pictures refer to elements of the Copfer Dam Complex, a massive barricade and affiliated township in the American Southwest built near the turn of the 20th century but thought never to have been used and nearly lost to memory. Drawings in these series render aspects of the Complex as it was, might have been, or could be.

Perry Garvin
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
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