For you, duck tape is an essential tool of haphazard DIY projects. For artist Joe Girandola uses it to visualize the world's Architectural wonders. Despite the aesthetic differences there is some correlation: Both projects are about fixing crumbling elements of the built environment.
Trained as a stone carver, Girandola creates large-scale canvases of tape in a sort of hybrid fine art/folk art style. Its kitsch, but also pop, and all mixed with a tourist snap shot frame of mind. Girandola aims to use an ephemeral image of art and artifact to provoke timely questions about the cost of cultural capital. It works.
On view through February 10 at the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art.