Land of Tomorrow art gallery is presenting three new exhibitions that encompass photography, architecture and other media from five artists.
All three shows are scheduled to open March 11.
The exhibitions will include: “White Elephant (Privately Soft)” by Jimenez Lai and Bureau Spectacular, “Caochangdi” by Joel Feldman, and “Overthrone,” an exhibition of three works by Gwen Burke, Louisville sculpture Raymond Graf, and Joel McDonald.
In keeping with with the mission of the artists’ collective, the exhibitions include architecture, design, and art from local as well as national and international artists, according to a gallery news release.
An opening reception for the event is scheduled for 7 p.m on March 11, and the show runs through April 29.
- “White Elephant (Privately Soft)” is an installation by Jimenez Lai, the leader of Chicago-based architecture firm Bureau Spectacular. From the release:
Lai begins the creative process by producing drawings of fictional worlds, or alter-realities, allowing him to investigate the world under various conditions and experiments. From this, the alternative realities unveil architectural riddles, which are then translated into physical installations, bringing the two-dimensional world to life. In the past, these installations have disoriented gravity and the viewer’s relationship to the ground through movement. ‘White Elephant (Privately Soft)’ is an architectural structure based on one of Lai’s explorations. The centerpiece has a hard, translucent exterior with a soft interior of cowhide. The piece can tumble, resting on different sides, presenting alter-realities for the viewer to experience both inside and out.
- Photographer Joel Feldman created “Caochangdi” during an artist residency at Three Shadows Photography Center in Caochangdi, Beijing, China, according to the release. Caochangdi is one of 500 urban villages that make up the city of Beijing. There are 65 companies in the village, 40 of which are artists studios. From the release:
“Caochangdi “is an exploration of the village using the artist’s notions of how we process visual stimuli. For Feldman, we do not see in a steady stream, rather perception is created through a series of stills. Thus, he photographed the city using multiple shots and sequential, stop action photography, holding the camera steady and repeatedly shooting an action to achieve a record of the movements involved. He then divided the photographs into eleven groups that are presented in this exhibition on eleven monitors.
Feldman is represented by Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery in Louisville, KY. Caochangdi is on view courtesy of Swanson Reed Gallery.
- For “Overthrone,” three artists – Gwen Burke, Raymond Graf and Joel McDonald – were selected to present their take on the idea of the throne, according to the release. “Overthrown” is about what the throne means to them and what political and social baggage it carries, especially in light of what is happening in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and throughout the entire Middle East. From the release:
Being a king or queen can bring a sense of power, responsibility, and luxury. As demonstrated throughout history, it can also be a death sentence. Leaders who have occupied this position have done so with varying objectives and not all were fated to meet a victorious end. Each artist offers his or her perspective on the uncertain nature of power in the 21st century.
The Land of Tomorrow gallery, Louisville’s largest private gallery at 18,00 square feet, opened in Louisville last October at 233 E. Broadway downtown.
The original Land of Tomorrow gallery was founded in Lexington, Ky. in 2008.
For more information, contact Angela Torchio at angela(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)landoftomorrow.org," target="_blank">Land of Tomorrow, or visit the Land of Tomorrow website here.