Joshua Smith: Urban Decay

South Australian artist Joshua Smith highlights the beauty, grime and decay of neglected buildings on city streetscapes with his intricately-crafted miniature reproductions of these once immaculate structures. ‘Urban Decay’ features five small- scale models, rendered from various materials including MDF, cardboard and plastic, of Sydney’s Olympia Milk Bar, Stanmore, the Karim building in Surry Hills and the Chinese Ginseng and Herbs Shop, Haymarket, a Milk Bar from his home town Port Adelaide and a Bodega in Brooklyn, New York.

Joshua Smith, Olympic milk bar, Stanmore, Sydney, 2018, mixed media – MDF, cardboard, paper, plastic, weathering pigments, styrene and wood. Photograph: Ben Neal. Courtesy the artist and Australian Design Centre, Sydney

Australian Design Centre
Until 26 September, 2018

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