Saturday, August 1, 2009


Sustained Decay
an Installation in the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
Curated by Devon Bella

Exhibition dates: July 16 – August 16, 2009

For the exhibition, Sustained Decay, artists Andy Vogt and Joshua Churchill intervene in the upcoming renovation and recent expansion of the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. Renewal comes to a momentary halt, where both Vogt and Churchill reflect on the site's architecture and environment, sustaining the tension between progress and decay. Their respective practices have been integrated directly into the gallery space and its emerging boundaries, evoking an understanding of the time and history the Backroom Gallery continues to endure.

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
3166 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-3936

Churchill and Vogt in the Backroom by Kenneth Baker of the San Francisco Chronicle

Sustained Decay - Andy Vogt & Joshua Churchill by Gareth Spor of Taide & Design Magazine

A Requiem, A Dream (Part One) by Eric Heiman on the SFMoMA Openspace blog
A Requiem, A Dream (Part Two) by Eric Heiman on the SFMoMA Openspace blog