Series of 9 Lambda Prints Face/Back-Mounted to Clear Acrylic, 30" x 26" Each
Installation Image: International Departures Wing, Pearson Toronto International Airport
Delaware was commissioned by No. 9 Contemporary Art and the Environment (Toronto) for an exhibition at Pearson Toronto International Airport. This series of photographs depicts incomplete, foreclosed, and abandoned subdivisions throughout the State of Delaware. This project became the impetus for a later project entitled Grave Architecture (2015).
“As recent events demonstrate, the suburbs have not been impervious to the shifting economic tides. Images from Drummond's latest "Delaware" series depict the future promise of proposed developments that stand in stark contrast to the reality of the burst real-estate bubble. Drummond's images emphasize the unsustainable nature of these structures, which are increasingly coming to terms with their tenuous and unrealistic relationship to their surrounding economic and ecological supports. Unmoored from the source of their support these images suggest an aberrant typology in dramatic need of realignment.” -- Tomas Johnson, Curator of the exhibition