Illuminated Collapse

May 7 to July 30, 2022
Central Gallery

Illuminated Collapse

Jude Griebel

Illuminated Collapse merges figure and ground to highlight human connection to the surrounding world. In these sculptures, unsettling dioramic scenes unfold on the surface of circular, wooden bases and terrestrial globes. Anatomies/ landscapes are engaged in dramatic acts of self-consumption and destruction, projecting a metaphorical End of Times narrative. Mirroring our own world through their miniature elements, the works reflect on contemporary consumption, industrial development, and inherent environmental degradation. Illuminated Collapse combines scientific warning with speculative fantasy and diverse cultural references, using personal symbolism and metaphor to register the concept of planetary collapse.