Paul Sacaridiz’s installations feature networks of interconnected, powder-coated aluminum bars that act as skeletal framework. Resembling a schematic diagram in its pared-down simplicity, the aluminum structure has flat, shelf-like protrusions that hold ceramic forms—from sagging and coiled clusters to precisely rendered mathematical models. With disparate objects linked together through an internal infrastructure, Sacaridiz’s work references nineteenth century urban planning, both its utopian origins and ultimate failures. In spite of well-intentioned systems for rational growth, the chaotic reality of on-the-ground city life often undermines, or at least obfuscates, the logic of top-down development. In an environment where decisions are enacted continuously by independent entities, a tension exists between the precise and articulate and the random and messy.