FeGallery Presents: How to improve the world (you will only make things worse)
FeGallery is excited to announce its latest exhibition, How to improve the world (you will only make things worse), featuring the collaborative works of artists Craig Fahner and Steve Gurysh. The show, curated by Fe board member Jamie Leonardi, will run from March 3rd through March 31st, 2012. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 3, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, free and open to the public.
“A radioactive wand is waved, an Olympic flame is beamed across the sky, and a coal mine burns forever beneath the Earth. A history of energy proceeds not merely through rational gestures, but through the stuff of magic, of stealing from the gods.”
In How to improve the world (you will only make things worse), Craig Fahner and Steve Gurysh draw from the genealogy of energy to enact a magical circuit, transporting a flame across time and space. Referencing such events as the 1976 Montreal Olympic torch relay, this work remystifies technological process into Promethean ritual, highlighting the absurdities of the Modernist spectacle..” Ms. Fester has chosen these artists to create works that explore and deal with the contemporary American home in all of its meanings, as a source of comfort and a refuge from the world's aches, as a sturdy symbol of individual American might as it's always been, or as a metaphor for American isolation.