Fivepoints is extremely excited and honored to announce that one of our founders, Erik Parra, has been curated into the group exhibit “Myths of Progress: Utpoic Dreams/Dystopic Realities” at the wonderful Kala Gallery.
February 16-March 31, 2012
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012. 6-8PM
Conversation with the Artists: Saturday, March 31 at 2PM.
Kala Gallery is proud to present Myths of Progress, the first in our two-part 2012 exhibition series exploring cycles of time.
Year 2012: For some, it is the mere mention of this calendar date, which can evoke dis-ease and even foreboding. This is the year in which an important event will occur, according to an ancient inscription of a once-flourishing Maya civilization. But whether or not one buys into modern fatalistic readings of those hieroglyphs, of impending doom and calamity, one thing is certain: If we are not now entering “The End Times,” we are clearly in the midst of a period of radical changes. Could this simply be the endpoint of another great cycle, a transition to a more hopeful phase, and an embarcation on promising new projects, of physical and spiritual transformation and renewal? Will we at last see our frailties as a species transcended? Or have we already been down this road before?
In Myths of Progress, nine artists respond to these auspicious times, with works that veer from dreams of a renewable utopia, to an assortment of brave new failures emblemized by apocalyptic landscapes, and wildly out-of-control technologies.
Please join us for a Conversation with the Artists and the curator on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
For complete press release, including bios of all the participating artists please visit the Klog!