Remembering the Future

Acre Group show

June 18th, 2010

This exhibition includes new photographs, drawings, sculpture, moving image and sound with finger food concocted by ACRE residency chefs. In addition, a collectively built sculpture inspired by the Tower of Babel will be on view; this twelve foot tower is equal parts monumental sculpture and optimistic trash heap. Assembled from found detritus, personal items, texts, houseplants, and artistic flourish, the installation speaks to the practice of creating and operating an organization or collective by making use of what’s at hand, incorporating diverse visions, tirelessly reaching toward constructing utopias, and willfully ignoring their improbability. The display of the founders’ artwork reveals how a community of dedicated working artists can extend their efforts towards a collective goal. Artists include Caitlin Arnold, Olivia Ciummo, Scott Cowan, Kyle Cronan, Melissa Damasauskas, Rachel Ettling, Aron Gent, Henry James Glover, John Paul Glover, Emily Green, Brieanne Hauger, Katy Keefe, Jason Lazarus, Greg Stimac and Nicholas Wylie.