Jon Pylypchuk's sculptures and paintings are recognizable for their cast of animalistic characters situated in dire settings. Created for an exhibition in Detroit, this installation features figures "hanging out" against a backdrop of dilapidated building materials. "The abandonment of beautiful old homes and the organized dumping of the castings of a former wealth had a profound effect on me," Pylypchuk recalls. However, in the midst of "what seemed like a void, actually existed a strong arts community ... through every type of adversity - riots, poverty, corruption - things began again. Lives and homes were cobbled together and the weight of time couldn't counteract the resistance of persistent life."