Nov. 2

Pick: “Future Artifacts” / Weston Thomson

The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, 3303 Leavenworth St.

Reception 6-9 pm; exhibit open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm thru Nov. 30

westonthomson@gmail.com  402.321.7702

http://kentbellows.org/, 402.505.7161

This solo exhibition, the first for Weston Thomson, features a collection of objects and images resulting from the ethnographic study of an imagined future society. Inspired by ancient artifacts and armed with state-of-the-art technology, the artist is creating pieces that will feel purposeful and precious – if only in their tangibility – to our advancing global village. “The use of modern tools to create work inspired by our ancestry produces a compelling friction between two points in time,” said artist Weston Thomson. Many of the artifacts on display were created with the use of 3-D printers and laser cutters, and range in material from wood to steel and sandstone. Also included in the show are a series of painted illustrations that attempt to depict the process of imagining the fictional society from which the artifacts emerged. This exhibition was made possible through a kickstarter campaign.


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