Erin Whitman
Fragments
Begun from direct observation of my television and finished from memory, the drawings in this series recreate post-apocalyptic landscapes. These iconic images, culled from over 80 years of film, television, and video games, reveal shifting attitudes towards rapidly changing technology and political upheaval. Like Bernd and Hilda Becher's architectural typologies, the 232 drawings in this series catalog repeating tropes and seek an underlying structure. They are the systematic classification of our self-destructive fantasies.

The apocalypse genre offers a cathartic expression of our darkest fears. Yet through these dark worlds, we can also reaffirm our humanity, our potential for survival and redemption, and our belief in our capacity to change.
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