JENNIFER GARZA-CUEN

UNTITLED – DEPOT, DETROIT, MI 2012

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Paper Size:
48" x 60"

Image Size:
42" x 54"

Paper:
Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Baryta

Frame:
Roma Shadowbox Museum Black

Price:
$3,445.00

Shipping:
FREE

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Every purchase includes, at season's end, our beautiful large format Journal of all 52 photographs and the story of each, by the photographer.

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The Depot closed in 1988. A monumental structure, the Beaux Arts Classical station has become the iconic symbol of urban decline. It was purchased for back taxes in 1996 by billionaire shipping mogul Manuel (Matty) Moroun and left vacant for the past 20 years. Moroun, who also owns the Ambassador Bridge, has become one of the largest landholders in the city of Detroit strategically buying property and leaving buildings to decay to prevent projects that jeopardize his monopoly on the flow of semi-traffic between Detroit and Windsor over the Ambassador Bridge.

From ‘The Annihilation of Space by Just in Time Delivery’ by Joshua Akers

Jennifer Garza-Cuen is an artist concerned with the complex weave of social structures, with groups and sub-groups and the continued impulse to categorize and define.

Working in a constructed-documentary style she explores ideas of cultural memory and inheritance through the revision, reenactment and recounting of myths.

With a basis in the tradition of social commentary, Garza-Cuen creates histo-cinematic narrative re-tellings more focused on posing questions or setting the scene in which questions will naturally form than coming to conclusions or providing answers.

Finally, as a former expatriate American, Garza-Cuen is primarily interested in American themes: American mythology, empire, society, regions, sub-cultures and their norms and customs as well as the idea of ‘American-ness’ as it affects her own, continuing, self-defining process.

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