Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 1 March 2013

Cindy Tower: Nest Egg
March 1 - 30, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, March 1  6 -10 PM

Nest Egg demonstrates how the rich get richer by viscerally and visually exposing loopholes in the United States tax code favoring the rich. The installation is an enormous three-dimensional tax-dodging structure and deficit diorama made from found and recycled materials. The installation offers a visceral, emotional experience that not only engages but physically engulfs the viewer in a self-contained environment of corporate greed and money-drunken gluttony.

Cindy Tower conceived of this sculpture with the fiscal cliff in view. Shortly after a visit to Connecticut she witnessed scores of three-million-dollar homes being replaced by eight-million-dollar homes -- in the depths of the most significant financial recession since the early 20th Century. In an attempt to understand some of this financial black magic, she researched tax rules, corporate structures, and secret dealings of American business royalty. Nest Egg is the giant, three-dimensional artistic offspring of her journey. The interpretation is constructed in sections from scavenged materials Tower assembled inside her Saint Louis apartment.

Gallery Hours   Fri., Sat., Noon - 5 PM and by appointment.
  Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave,
St. Louis MO, 63104-2852



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