I remember my futile efforts to help my friend Eileen Walsh come up with a name for a futuristic show she was planning. Lots of bad titles immediately came to mind. I used to think I was good at conceptualizing. I failed her. Completely.
But I see now that someone came up with something good. Eileen’s gallery is in Black Rock, but she often hangs her larger shows at a borrowed renovated space in a building and neighborhood that looks worse than it really is — on the East Side somewhere between Washington Park and the Connecticut Turnpike, and they’re the coolest shows ever, usually with live music. Eileen has blogged about it here.
Here’s her announcement:
The Gallery at Black Rock is proud to present Futuria, a contemporary look at futurism. The show is being held at the 51 Crescent Avenue gallery with an artists’ reception 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m Saturday, Oct. 16.
The future seems more uncertain than ever. The environment, political tensions, economic worries make contemplation of the future a sometimes scary exercise.
The gallery asked artists to do just that.
The show will look at the differing visions of artists ranging from the darkly lonely paintings of Harrison Love to lighthearted science fiction-influenced work.
Futuria will include installation, painting, 3d design and sculpture as well as drawings and music.
Participating artists include: Harrison Love, Mark Derosa, Allan Wittert, Liz Squilllace, Michael Johnson, Marci Kovaks, Allan Neider, Robert Beam, and Donald Mctonic.
The show will run for four consecutive Saturdays at the space from noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment.