For his upcoming West Coast exhibition, Philadelphia artist Alex Lukas took pigment to paper and flooded skylines and urban landscapes with water, creating barely visible underwater worlds. Rooftop gardens barley escape drowning, while fires and elemental forces take down humanity’s progress in the paper series, which fuses apocalyptic “Blade Runner” landscapes with “SimCity”-styled imagery. Lukas earned a BFA in illustration from RISD in 2003, and used silkscreen, ink and acrylics for the “And Another Shall Rise to Take Her Place” collection, which will be on display March 14 through April 3 at San Francisco’s White Walls Gallery. [via picdit]