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0D
graphite on panel
30 x 24 inches
2017
Mai Tai
graphite on panel
48 x 36 inches
2017
Blackdragon #13
graphite on panel
16 x 12"
2017
Blackdragon Mine #16
graphite on prepared paper
12 x 16 inches
2017
Blackdragon #8
graphite on prepared paper
11 x 9 inches
2017
Blackdragon #6
graphite on prepared paper
11 x 9 inches
2017
Blackdragon Mine #1
graphite on prepared paper
11 x 9 inches
2017

BackwardFuture
Black Crown Gallery, Oakland, CA
September-October 2017

BackwardFuture, a solo exhibition by Rachelle Reichert, is organized along themes running through her research-based practice. Working primarily with salt and graphite as the foundation for her explorations, Reichert’s work is developed from a consideration of the systems of extraction, the industrial applications, and the ecological impact of these mined materials.

In Backward Future, Reichert draws from satellite imagery of proliferate graphite mines. She creates abstract representations with the mined graphite making use of a reductive process utilized in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries —emphasizing the material’s technological applications and profound impact.

This exhibition is presented as part of parallel exhibitions along with Present Through a Rear-View Mirror at state, in which Reichert enlists entropic processes—crystallization, decay and corrosion—as agents in transforming earthbound materials over time to produce works that investigate the topography of extractive economies.