Rob de Mar
Rob de Mar presents miniature landscapes which combine sociological observation and an homage to natural phenomena with personal narrative. Working in an array of synthetic and natural materials; including forged steel, plywood, flocking, fungi, stones, and model trees, de Mar creates tiny microcosms which sprout from the floor, walls, and corners. De Marâ€™s isolated sculptural universes radiate a tension between utopian and dystopian vision. Parking lots and macadam two-lane highways swerve through the mountains, trees and clouds. Is the and expansionist developerâ€™s dream or a preservationistâ€™s nightmare?