The work of the archivist is the eternal maintenance of innately finite objects—impermanent materials set to deteriorate due to the essential instability of their components. In the field of library and archival science, this tendency is known as "inherent vice." Through explorations in sculpture, photography, and video, artists Mia Carrera, Lindsay Davis, and Rowan Summers restage this futile task as an elaborate farce. Working within the boundaries of the gallery space, Material Vice examines the tension between preservation and decay.
Material Vice is organized by Mia Carrera, Lindsay Davis, and Rowan Summers, BFA candidates in Studio Art, with Center Space Project.