The Way We Live Now

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Luisotti
The Way We Live Now
Curated by: Shirley Irons

2525 Michigan Ave.
Bergamot Station: Gallery A-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
July 13th, 2013 - September 7th, 2013
Opening: July 13th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

santa monica/venice
(310) 453-0043
Tue-Fri 10-6; Sat 10:30-6


Gallery Luisotti is excited to announce the opening of our upcoming exhibition, The Way We Live Now, curated by Shirley Irons. Taking the title from Anthony Trollope's 1875 satiric novel about the all-too-familiar excesses of human behavior that arises during peaks of economic prosperity, the works in The Way We Live Now , in their distinctly bleaker visions, suggest the impending dusk awaiting the end of every golden age. Living through the malaise of the financial crisis of 2008 has undoubtedly shaken what confidence we had in the concept of a free economy that, in hindsight, we passively hoped would have the moderation to not cannibalize itself. The well-wishing proved to be an enormous miscalculation. This exhibition offers the post 2008 world through visions of learned melancholia: empty streets, emptier houses, signages that once acted as symbols of relief but no more. When the money is gone, the people disappear as well.

Artists in the exhibition include David Deutsch, Jane Dickson, Barbara Ess, and Heidi Schlatter with Clover Archer, Lucia Love, Susan Willmarth, and Irons. The exhibition will be open Saturday, July 13th  through September 7th, 2013.