Forgotten Past and Foreseeable Futures

Forgotten Past and Foreseeable Futures

oil on canvas and wood, photo transfer, fluorescent lights, carpet, mp3 player with speaker,
144 x 96 x 24 nches

"Forgotten Past and Foreseeable Futures" examines issues of gentrification across our major cities, specifically focusing on the dwindling number of mom-and-pop business slowly being driven to extinction. The installation was created for the "Invisible College" group show at Ft. Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.

Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts. Moving away from the standard art education model that demands graduate school, an excess of critical rhetoric and an art world careerism, these artists, many of whom are self-taught, have sought their own inspiration and voice instead, drawing on everything from popular culture and social media platforms, to street art, murals and graffiti. This group exhibition is co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement.