Professor Melissa Ragona Publishes Essay on Brian Tolle for Exhibition at C24 Gallery
Professor Ragona‘s essay discusses two of Brian Tolle’s projects, “Eureka” (2000) and “Levittown” (2009), both present in his exhibition “Bent” at C24 Gallery in New York.
She writes, the exhibition “aims to re-stage the questions that initially led Tolle to these works: how has the social contract been negotiated and/or manipulated through city planning? What role does design play in terms of delivering the illusion of social democracy? How is nostalgia used as a medium to resurrect the fiction of a utopian past?”