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1. Retrofuturology. 2. Teddy Henderson, a climate change disenthusiast, & Carolyn Cleveland, a cartoonist. They both are behind climatesocietynyc.org, which is an organization for artists who are concerned with climate change.
Last night at The Observatory, an art and events space in Gowanus with features that tend to the dorky and dark side of things, had an opening for their current show, Retrofuturology. The show was curated by The Hollow Earth Society, whose colonels are Ethan Gould and Wythe Marschall, and which creates BOOKS and websites and is “dedicated to re-sculpting history and to promoting its own elegant–impossible futures.”
All the work hopes to reflect science fiction’s impact on reality. While the art was all current, the inspirations were drawn mostly from the 1950s and ’80s. The showing is up until March 5, and is open Thursday and Friday from 3–6, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12–6.
–Julia Jackson is working on her MFA in fiction at Brooklyn College, and is a regular contributor for Electric Dish.
1. Robin Treadwell, an artist with a piece in the exhibition. 2 Treadwell’s art.
1. DJ The Mangoose (half man, half goose) playing some sick beats bro. No, but they were some pretty good musical selections. 2. Writers Helen Rubenstein & Nora Fussner. They said that there was a drawing of the internet on display, and they wanted it in print form and/or on totebags.
1. Grace Baxter, a painter and show installer, Wythe Marschall, & Ethan Gould. Both Marschall and Gould are Colonels at The Hollow Earth Society. 2. Adrian Agredo, a painter and educator whose art is on display.