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Los Angeles, California
Urban environments are seen as galleries for sociological metamorphosis, hung with decaying artifact and the stark new world. Weathered layers of time, idea, and value past, unconsciously collaged in this photographed series of co- created pieces. Beginning in Los Angeles, California as the first of many global cityscapes to be documented advertisement- smeared surfaces reveal themselves as open-ended mediums for play, fidgeting, catharsis. The line between intentionality and pure accident is unknowable in this inadvertent social experiment of ever-changing public collage. Here one day, gone the next, and hidden in plain sight, artist Gareth Budge beholds and bestows the fleeting yet captivating mystery of a coincidence that is no coincidence at all.