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Detainment Map, 2009
Chain link fencing, hardware
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Blane De St. Croix

Part of a larger series of works that explore geopolitics, Blane De St. Croix is interested in the literal and usually heavily guarded boundary where politics meets landscape.  This fence takes the shape of the detainment center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The placement of the sculpture is site-specific; situated in the southernmost city in the United States, Key West, 90 miles from Cuba. This sculpture reflects upon the complex issues surrounding the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station; De St. Croix seeks to have viewers ask questions and come to their own conclusions.

Blane De St. Croix has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in venues that include Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Gasworks Alternative Gallery, London; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. He recently received the prestigious Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant. He currently lives in both South Florida and Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Website http://blanedestcroixwork.blogspot.com/

 

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