Future Species
Jun 21, 2003 - Aug 10, 2003

Future Species

 

Jubal Brown  Mathew Callinan  Eduardo Cervantes  Karma Clark-Davis

Fred Fleisher  Michelle Handelman  Istvan Kantor  David Krepfle   

Medrie MacPhee  Brad Phillips

Curated by David Liss.

 

June 21  to August 10, 2003.

Opening Reception: Saturday June 21, 6 – 9pm.

 

At d.u.m.b.o arts center 

30 Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York

 

d.u.m.b.o. arts center, (dac), in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present the exhibition Future Species at the d.u.m.b.o. arts center,

30 Washington St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Future Species is a spirited speculation on how the human physical form may appear several steps ahead in the evolutionary process. Given our increasingly intimate relationship with technology – a relationship characterized by accelerating developments in biotechnology, including genetic and surgical modification, our exposure to radiation, and the control exercised by the pharmaceutical industry over our food supply – it seems clear that for our species to survive, it will be necessary to take on radically different physical characteristics.
While there is fierce debate surrounding the social, political, cultural and ethical implications of the human relationship to technology, Future Species is undaunted in its embrace of both uncertainty and inevitability. It examines what the body of the future may look like, and the conclusions aren’t always pretty.
Irreverent, witty, grotesque, bleak, futuristic and surrealistic, the work in Future Species reflects the bold imaginings of artists who dare to speculate. Future Species is a multimedia, post-figurative exhibition that optimistically celebrates human survival, in whatever shape, into the future and beyond! Future Species includes emerging and established artists from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Canada, and is supported in part by Toronto Culture.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Sponsored by Harvey S. Shipley Miller, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., David and Jane Walentas, The Independence Community Foundation and The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. This organization has received funding from the 2003 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC). With special thanks to Senator Martin Connor and Assemblywoman Joan Millman.

 

d.u.m.b.o arts center is located at 30 Washington Street, Brookly, New York.

Hours: Thursday – Monday, 12-6 pm

Contact Michael Wilson: Tel. (718) 694-0831 or mail@dumboartscenter.org