Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present Dysfunctional Systems by New Zealand-born and California-based artist J. Pouwels. The exhibit continues the artist’s exploration into the rising issues related to the mismanagement of water resources in Chico where the artist lives, which is considered one of the agricultural heartlands of California. Inspired by a series of recent drawings which re-imagine water-towers as a kind of inverted, or landlocked island built on dysfunctional structures, the exhibition features a life-size drawing of a collapsed water-tower drawn directly on the walls of the gallery, made using passages of text from several prominent documents on global climate change and various appropriations bills, which include the Paris Climate Agreement and the Agriculture Appropriations Bill from the House of Representatives 2016.
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