The exhibition Construction Time Again is on view through March 8 in the Hicks Art Center Gallery. Artists and architects creatively respond to social, cultural, architectural, ecological and environmental sustainability in urban and rural environments through their projects.
Named after the title of the 1983 studio album by Depeche Mode of the same name, the participating artists and architects employ diverse materials, subjects and media to address the impacts of construction and demolition on buildings, lands and people over periods of time in numerous locales.
As the lyrics of Depeche Mode’s song “The Landscape Is Changing” say, “Now we’re re-arranging, there’s no use denying, mountains and valleys, can’t you hear them sighing,” the objects and works in the exhibition challenge people to evaluate their collective responses and responsibilities to outcomes of their presence on earth and to seek new ways of sustainable resourcefulness.
The gallery is located on Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit hicksgallery.bucks.edu and follow on Instagram @bcccartscomm.