May 26-June 25

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Sandra Jeknavorian, Andrew Prayzner, Matthew Clay-Robison and Joseph Segal

May 26 – June 25, 2006

Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 7-9pm

Images of suburbia are prevalent in contemporary visual culture. At their
best, the suburbs are portrayed as a safe and peaceful utopia, full of happy
and healthy families, and free of crime; at worst, conformist and lacking in
diversity and individual expression. The suburbs have come to represent an
ideal, the fulfillment of the American dream of land ownership, a house, two
cars, and 2.5 children. This American ideal has been the subject of constant
scrutiny. This exhibition seeks to explore suburbia as both the birthplace of,
and an inspiration to, artists, portraying the love/hate relationship that those
who grew up in the suburbs often share. – Matthew Best