ICTUS GALLERY PRESENTS ANCIENT-FUTURE-SUPER-NATURAL
May 5th, 2012 - June 15th, 2012
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 6PM -10PM
1769 15th St. (between Valencia & Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Gallery hours: Thursday- Saturday,
12pm-5pm and by appt.
IcTus Gallery is pleased to present Ancient-Future-Super-Natural, a multimedia group show that will prove to us that anything is possible in 2012! Please join us on Saturday May 5th, from 6-10pm for the exhibition opening. This new show features work by Takehito Etani, Ben Herndon, Alice Könitz, Mei-ling Humphrey, Gregory Ito, Kyoung-ah Kang, Edmundo de Marchena, Chris Novak, Melony Wofford Bravmann and a garden installation show by Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa.
In a similar spirit to the creation of the Antikythera mechanism, the world's oldest known mechanical computer, these artists employ their far-sighted lenses to envision our future. Their inventions are that much more unique, because they utilize everyday objects such as yarn, plywood, Tupperware, and other utilitarian items to realize their visions. Takehito Etani masterminds the Third-Eye Project, inventing wearable devices that allow us to observe our own selves sensing the world (spiritual prosthetics). Alice Konitz reinvents the utopian vision of design’s ability to facilitate social change by constructing geometric forms out of cardboard and plastic. Mei-ling Humphrey’s embroidered hangings explore the continual passage of time and the practice of handiwork: she sees the physical stitch as an index of her body's movement through time. Gregory Ito’s 2-dimensional paintings not only play with our visual perceptions, but they also integrate organic and celestial themes with a hypnotic use of iridescent color. Finally, Choi Jeong Hwa crafts entire environments out of simple household items, demonstrating his belief that ‘art’ itself will one day disappear and just be a common place occurrence that we all live within.
About icTus Gallery:
icTus Gallery features an emerging aesthetic of multi-dimensional realities and art forms occurring between and within places and people,the territories of artists, the revealing of things—the artists in transit, inside their work, and their worlds, bent on a subversive contemporary point of view.