"Andy Diaz Hope deconstructs his own digital photographs and painstakingly reassembles the original image in a mosaic of gelatin pill capsules, each containing small portions from several original prints. As a continuation of his Morning After Portraits series, Diaz Hope has turned his lens on the hidden landscapes of drug culturefrom high school hideaways to psychiatric institutions. Better Living, the title of his first solo exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery, references the promise offered by pharmaceutical companies, specifically science megacorp DuPonts ad slogan from 1935 through the mid 1980s Better Things for Better Living Through Chemistry. This slogan spawned rigorous social critique in the 1960s and 70s, such as with pop artist Roy Lichtensteins Peace Through Chemistry. All of the works in the exhibition are housed in self-made and precisely constructed acrylic and Plexiglas framesthis further underlines the level of detail and meticulousness inherent in Diaz Hopes work and belies the artists background as a Stanford educated industrial designer. The deliberately soft compositions offer a dynamic counterpoint to the finely constructed technical execution of each piece. "