'Excitement before the fall'

  “Ghost of a Dream:   counting flowers on the wall’’ (used playing cards from Trump Plaza and the Miccosukee Nation casinos on panel), by Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, in the show “I’ll be with you when the deal goes down,’’ at Standard Space, Sharon, Conn., Oct. 6-Nov. 4.    The gallery says: “The exhibition pieces are made entirely from old playing cards once used in American casinos with Optical Art-like designs that create intense, repetitive patterns. These patterns are an abstract recreation of the excitement and anticipation felt by the brain when hoping to win a round of gambling. The cards carry with them a history of losses and broken dreams, even as they make up pieces that demonstrate the excitement before the fall.’’

“Ghost of a Dream: counting flowers on the wall’’ (used playing cards from Trump Plaza and the Miccosukee Nation casinos on panel), by Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, in the show “I’ll be with you when the deal goes down,’’ at Standard Space, Sharon, Conn., Oct. 6-Nov. 4.

The gallery says: “The exhibition pieces are made entirely from old playing cards once used in American casinos with Optical Art-like designs that create intense, repetitive patterns. These patterns are an abstract recreation of the excitement and anticipation felt by the brain when hoping to win a round of gambling. The cards carry with them a history of losses and broken dreams, even as they make up pieces that demonstrate the excitement before the fall.’’