Land of Tomorrow is pleased to present seven new exhibitions set to open at our Louisville gallery. These exhibitions will include: We Built Excitement II by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Visually Sound, curated by Aaron Michael Skolnick, featuring Daphne Arthur, Johnston Foster, Dionisios Fragias, Nathan Ritterpusch, and Jimmy Joe Roche, Adrift by Peter Haberkorn, Interplanetary Kisses? by Katja Loher, Thunder Perfect Mind, curated by Taylor Baldwin, featuring Matt Bollinger, Nicholas Des Cognets, Janelle Iglesias, Chris Mahonski, Ian Page, and Hannah Walsh, Breeder’s Envy (Makrospondylitic Thoroughbred Skeleton Mount) by Zoé Strecker, and Plop Art by Joel McDonald. The exhibition will open on Friday, April 26th at 7pm.
We Built Excitement II by Toronto-based duo Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins features a compilation of some of the artists' most recent and innovative collaborations. For more than a decade the duo have been creating large-format sculptures, mixed media, installation and electronic art. The style and aesthetics of their work often blends mass communications and references that deconstruct and reassess aspects of twentieth century art history and its ideologies. In the varied grouping of works presented for this show, Marman and Borins illustrate new meanings arising through their contemporary stances with respect to the tensions arising within the narratives of historicity, formalism and politicization.
Visually Sound is an intense examination of the work from the roster of RARE Gallery, New York. In a brave move, the gallery opened itself to a curatorial exploration by Aaron Michael Skolnick, himself a visual artist. His eye guides us on a tour of work by Daphne Arthur, Johnston Foster, Dionisios Fragias, Nathan Ritterpusch, and Jimmy Joe Roche.
Peter Haberkorn is an artist living in Cincinnati, OH who makes three-dimensional collages using found material and scavenged objects. Originally inspired by his architectural restoration activities, Haberkorn has developed three bodies of work: collages incorporating textures and associations of animal forms and skins; constructions using telephones; and photography combined with found windows. For Adrift, he will be presenting a series of altered photographs and assemblage sculptures with an underwater theme.
In Interplanetary Kisses? by Katja Loher invites the viewer into a paradisiacal space populated with phantasms and magical creatures. This room-sized installation catapults the viewer into the land of the uncanny, away from our everyday experiences and hopes. Loher is a New York-based Swiss artist who belongs to a new generation of innovators and has taken video sculpture into a deeply-personal and innovative direction.
Thunder Perfect Mind, curated by visual artist Taylor Baldwin, brings together six artists who are familiar with the way the natural world supposedly works. Matt Bollinger, Nicholas Des Cognets, Janelle Iglesias, Ian Page, Chris Mahonski, and Hannah Walsh as artists have all cast themselves as interlocutors between their viewers and nature. They play the role of spiritual conduit, problematizer, conciliator, obscurer, or unreliable mediator between us and the natural realm. Their individual lenses each reflect a clearly defined and distinctly unique sense of a natural order, a function that seems to be at the root of their artistic motivation and practice. Yet none of the individual visions embodied within the show overlap one another. As represented by these six artists, nature is at turns sublime or abject, menacing or arcadian, ridiculous and mystical. Here are six unique views of the way the world works, or at least ought to.
Breeder's Envy by Zoé Strecker is the stretch limousine of Thoroughbreds. Its outrageous length makes reference to extravagance and its virile posture suggests a raw, thrilling power. A preserved, real-bone, skeleton is familiar as tool for scientific inquiry. A formal mount such as this is also a kind of trophy that provides taxidermic proof of the prowess of the breeder, hunter, or specimen collector.
Plop Art by Joel McDonald takes its visual cues from typology in pornography and Pop Art tropes while thematically dealing with Christian guilt about the body, the equality of man, and paying homage to filmmaker David Cronenberg. Ultimately the work deals with depression and the desire of the artist to shit on those around him.
For more information please contact Will Sizemore at email@example.com or visit our website at www.landoftomorrow.org.
About Land of Tomorrow (LOT): Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery is a project space created to facilitate the making and showing of experimental work in the fields of art, design, and music in Kentucky. LOT operates galleries in both Lexington and Louisville, supported by a core group of amazing and talented individuals. Through exhibitions, performances, artist talks, work documentation, and other activities, LOT fosters an open dialogue with the regional and international creative communities.
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