The sculptures/paintings in this body of work are typified by three-dimensional compositions painted a uniform gray that appear to float in lightly tinted color fields. Many of the individual components are recognizable as scraps of toys or the wiry, plastic structures typically used to contain the parts of pre-assembled model kits, such as planes or cars. Since the sculptures are wall-based and affixed to a two-dimensional surface, the viewer approaches them like a painting and the compositions thus suggest an aerial perspective. This bird’s-eye view implies a reading of the works as abstracted landscapes and perhaps, more ominously, as sites of crashes, floods or warfare. Each of the sculptures is constructed with a strong sense of predetermined arrangement, but is also positively reactive to the fluidity and plasticity of the materials. Conceptually, these painting-cum-sculptures examine art-historical precedents and consumer culture, as well as notions of structure, identity, and memory.

ANTI-PLASTIC
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC
Anti-Plastic (installation at the Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC))
2008
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC
Anti-Plastic (installation at the Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC))
2008

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
At Once Was I
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
90" x 40" (aprox. 8" deep)
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
At Once Was I (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Wish You Were
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
60" x 40" (aprox. 6" deep)
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Wish You Were (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
SWAK
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
60" x 40" (aprox. 6" deep)
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
SWAK (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
This Alone is Love
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
30" x 30"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
This Alone is Love (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Colony
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
30" x 30"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Colony (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  cplastic and paint on canvas
Oh, Boys!
2008
cplastic and paint on canvas
30" x 30"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Oh, Boys! (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Congratulations Charlie
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
30" x 30"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Congratulations Charlie (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
So Long Sally Su
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
30" x 30"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
So Long Sally Su (detail)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC
Anti-Plastic (installation at the Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC))
2008
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC
Anti-Plastic (installation at the Gallery at Flashpoint, Washington, DC))
2008

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorph Central
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
60" x 60"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorph Prime
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
60" x 60"

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorphs (1 - 15)
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
each grid unit measures 16" x 16"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorph #1
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
16" x 16"

A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorph #2
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
16" x 16"
A N T H O N Y   C E R V I N O  ANTI-PLASTIC  plastic and paint on canvas
Archimorph #3
2008
plastic and paint on canvas
16" x 16"

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