Adam Davies

About

Drawn from photographs made in the cities of Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Reroutings: Acts of Dissent explores the relationship between graffiti and public infrastructure. The photographs encourage multiple, often contradictory, interpretive possibilities encouraging the viewer to consider how to read these acts of mark-making: Are they humorous? Speaking truth-to-power? Cries for help? The photographs highlight the tensions between the marks, the structures that act as their visual supports, and the surrounding landscapes. This layered triumvirate of language, structure, and setting subversively hints at a youth culture that is simultaneously nostalgic and angry, melancholic and perceptive.