Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery is a project space created to facilitate the making and showing of experimental work in the fields of art, design, and music in Kentucky.
Drura Parrish’s professional and academic endeavors include architecture, industrial design, urban design, as well as strategy and concept development. He has co-founded a design consulting firm, pre-development services firm, as well as serving as a director for a fabrication and logistic consulting firm. He has published, exhibited, and lectured internationally.
Drura earned a B.A in Psychology and Art History from Depaul University, a Masters in Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a post professional Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of Kentucky, LTH Sweden, and UCLA.
Dmitry “Dima” Strakovsky was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He has lived in the United States since 1988. Dima completed his MFA degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Art and Technology and stayed in Chicago for several years producing art and working for various companies in the toy invention industry. In 2006 he began his full time academic career at the University of Kentucky (Lexington).
Dima’s work spans across diverse media: robotic/kinetic installation, sound, video, performance and graphic arts. His work has been included in a variety of exhibitions and events at venues such as Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, LA FREEWAVES 2008 and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
Will Sizemore earned his BA in Art History from the University of Kentucky where he focused primarily on Russian art, including icon painting, the Russian avant-garde, and non-conformist art in the Soviet Union.
Since joining up with Land of Tomorrow in 2010 Will has taken on a wide range of responsibilities that include assisting with fabrication, writing press releases and managing press, coordinating gallery installs and de-installs, and programming Land of Tomorrow’s Lexington space. Will has also curated, co-curated, and helped organize numerous shows at Land of Tomorrow, including BLACK ON BLACK in June of 2012, the Expanded Music Project in December of 2012, and ALФABET in February of 2013.