Regina Miele: Urban Monopoly

 
 

Gallery 102 is proud to present "Urban Monopoly," a solo exhibition of painter Regina Miele‚Äôs recent work as part of the 2017 Summer Solo Series. Consisting of paintings on canvas, "Urban Monopoly" explores the spatial, physical, and architectural effects of DC's real estate and development (i.e. gentrification) boom over the last decade.

Miele captures DC's often unseen and overlooked urban landscape, one that is void of neoclassical architecture, marble, greek statues, and perfectly manicured lawns. She reveals a rich urban tapestry that is under constant threat from corporate greed, profit-driven developers, and persistent housing discrimination. As the re-development of DC quickens, the spaces and places that once stored the memories of a colorful past are disappearing, while entire communities and their history are being erased.

Exhibiting Artist: Regina Miele