Brave New Worlds
November 02 to January 19, 2013
A nod to Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World, this contemporary group exhibition examines scenarios, both real and imagined, that critique the present and foreshadow the future for our planet.
The exhibition includes a wide of array of works--models and small scale sculptures, computer-generated prints, photographs and painting--offering a strange and disorienting view on the world. Many of the works present imagined and unpopulated landscapes suggestive of an ominous aftermath, imaginative spaces inspired in equal doses by classical works of arts and the virtual environments of contemporary video games.
In some cases visitors are presented with dystopic landscapes, altered by industry or replete with squalor, that comment on issues of globalization, consumerism and the environment. In other cases, idyllic vistas, imagined places of wonder and retreat, collapse the boundaries between the natural world and the built environment.
The exhibition presents emerging and established artists, featuring works by Eleanor Bond, Edward Burtynsky, Karine Giboulo, Alex McLeod and Jenna Faye Powell.