Futura’s Future-Shock Exhibition Intrigues Art Enthusiasts
Entering the Futura’s Future-Shock art exhibition, which was curated by Nemo Librizzi, was quite spooky and appropriate. There was a light at the end of a long tunnel…but the tunnel was dark and ominous. This was first New York solo exhibition of Futura in over a decade, and patrons mingled among cool glasses of white wine while admiring eerie paintings filled with dark themes alluding to the celestial and the ethereal.
The paintings themselves hearkened things that go bump in the night. Clearly, the artist sought a kind of beauty in darkness. Cosmic nightmares aligned the walls and aroused a sense of paranoia, as the occasional eye peered out of the depths of maddening images. Even the lighting of the pieces were ominous. Some of the pieces are dimly lit, causing one to question the realism of things. Nevertheless, flecks of light and color burst from dark abstract images like flecks of hope in the midst of darkness and despair. The exhibition, which was presented with the support of VistaJet, Bombardier Aerospace and RVCA Artist Network Program, was impressively provocative from entrance to exit.