Much of Carol Boram-Hays and Ardine Nelson's artwork looks as though it should be in a scrap pile from a building demolition.

Much of Carol Boram-Hays and Ardine Nelson's artwork looks as though it should be in a scrap pile from a building demolition.

Instead, their post-industrial works are on display in the city's "Deconstructed Elements" exhibit at the Concourse Gallery at the Municipal Services Center now through Aug. 20.

Boram-Hays, a lecturer at the Ohio State University, creates sculptures inspired from "the crumbling post-industrial landscape" of America.

She uses reclaimed metal and concrete as the base of her sculptures, according to Lauren Emond, Upper Arlington community arts coordinator.

Photographer Ardine Nelson focuses on much of the same industrial landscapes as Boram-Hays in her photography.

Some of her photos that are on display in the Concourse Gallery feature scenes from the old City Center mall and ceilings from older, dilapidated structures.

According to Nelson's website, the ceiling portraits show the changes in the American landscape.

"This body of work represents my formal observations of ceilings. The buildings are older structures with layers of paint and generations of changing electric, water, walls and ceiling finishes," she wrote. "The images are both recognition of significant form and exercises in formal design. At first broad form is evident but closer inspection reveals multiple subtle changes in surface texture, color and tone and spatial relationships. Gravity pulls everything toward the viewer."

A reception for the two artists is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.

The event will feature live music from the Guitar House Workshop in Grandview, hors d'oeuvres and words from the two artists.