Small Moons by SuttonBeresCuller
Trees of 40 Fruit by Sam Van Aken
Routine Labor by Liz Cohen
New work by SuttonBeresCuller
A selection of new work by Hasan Elahi
American Meat Locker, curated by Niki Nakazawa, featuring Cayetano Ferrer, Theo Michael, and Daniel Small
Fresh Punches featuring the work of Land of Tomorrow and suckerPUNCH competition winners
On view at Land of Tomorrow, Louisville
September 21, 2012 – November 2, 2012
Opening reception on September 21st at 6pm
Land of Tomorrow is pleased to present six new exhibitions set to open at our Louisville location with a reception on Friday, September 21st at 6pm. Trees of 40 Fruit by Sam Van Aken; Routine Labor by Liz Cohen; a selection of new work by Hasan Elahi; and new work by SuttonBeresCuller are presented in collaboration with artwithoutwalls in conjunction with the Idea Festival. Curated by Niki Nakazawa, American Meat Locker, features the work of Cayetano Ferrer, Theo Michael, and Daniel Small. Fresh Punches, presents 1:1 architecture prototypes of the three jury-selected finalists of an online design competition sponsored by suckerPUNCH and Land of Tomorrow. The evening will also feature a music performance from Lexington’s Idiot Glee.
The Trees of 40 Fruit by Sam Van Aken will present the viewers with a series of hybridized fruit trees. Through a process of sculpting by way of grafting and pruning, each tree gains the capacity to grow 40 varieties of fruit from the family of stone fruits including peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, and cherry.
Routine Labor consists of Liz Cohen’s Hydro Force and Zwickau Routine series. Cohen’s immersive projects output sculptural objects, photography, video, and performance. Placing herself among militia members, tattoo artists, Panamanian transgender sex workers, bikini models and custom car fabricators, Liz looks at how people on the fringe act as engines for invention.
Through presentation of various image accumulations, Hasan Elahi’s work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, borders and frontiers. The quotidian acts, such as eating and defecating, transform into spectacles mediated by digital technology.
SuttonBeresCuller are a trio of artists (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) who have worked collaboratively since 2000. They create ways to engage viewers beyond the confines of gallery or museum walls through mobile sculpture, street actions and temporary site-specific installations. Among the featured works are Small Moons, Puzzle – A painting in 150 Parts, and Bronze Works. SuttonBeresCuller’s Trailer Park will also be on display in front of the Kentucky Center for the Performing arts for the duration of Idea Festival.
American Meat Locker, curated by Niki Nakazawa, provides the framework for thinking about the present as a holding room, a place where the fantasies, objects and habits that come to organize (or disorganize) one’s way of being in the world are stored and preserved. The exhibit features a selection of work from artists Cayetano Ferrer, Theo Michael, and Daniel Small.
Fresh Punches consists of the most experimental work from architecture students in the United States. Collected from the spring and fall semesters of 2011, the cutting-edge work to be exhibited features research in technology, space, and materials. The show is comprised of 19 projects, selected through online voting that took place at suckerpunchdaily.com in the Spring of 2012. A jury of architects, including Hernan Diaz Alonso, Aaron Betsky, Mark Gage, Greg Lynn, Michael Speaks, and Tom Wiscombe selected three of the projects to have prototypes fabricated.
artwithoutwalls is a non-profit, non-collecting art organization launched in 2009 by arts patrons Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. artwithoutwalls joins with artists to present ambitious and unconventional projects in a wide range of media and locations, and collaborates with a broad range of cultural and civic institutions to bring new art to new audiences.
Founded in 2000, the IdeaFestival (IF) is a world-class event that attracts leading global innovators and thinkers to discuss and celebrate imagination, new perspectives and transformational ideas. The IdeaFestival provides a unique stage to explore the cross-cutting nature of innovation involving a range of diverse disciplines, while supplying the creative tools needed to “see,” synthesize and apply knowledge in new, dynamic ways.