Ritual Decadence, Future Tenant’s spring show guest-curated by Joe DeFerrari, will feature new and original two-dimensional works inspired by animal mating rituals. While many critique our hyper-sexualized contemporary culture, the animal world is full of sexual displays, from the ridiculous to the deadly. Ritual Decadence will provide the viewer with insight into the urgency and importance of life’s drive to procreate, and give perspective into our own position within this system. The opening will be held at Future Tenant on Friday, April 17 from 6-10pm and will feature a reactive sound installation by Jeremy Hedges. Additionally, a collaborative group piece will be sold as a limited-edition run of prints, with proceeds to benefit a local animal shelter. performances by spoken word artist Brian Francis, as well as Dr. Strange K (of The People in the Red Balloon) Time TBA
Potato/Tomato: The Cover Project
Future Tenant is pleased to present Potato/Tomato: The Cover Project, featuring eleven artists in an exhibition of semi-collaborative projects that challenge the concept of artistic authorship. The show will open with a reception from 6:00-9:00pm on Friday, March 27th, and runs through Friday, April 10th.
Closing Reception of Sworn In
featuring a solo performance by: MATTIN (internationally-touring conceptual sound artist/guitar+electronics improvisor/author from Basque Country; currently in residency at New York City’s Whitney Museum of Art; has collaborated with artists including: Eddie Prevost, Dion Workman, Oren Ambarchi, Dean Roberts, Bruce Russell, Campbell Kneale, Tony Conrad, Taku Sugimoto, Matthew Bower and Junko.) plus sets by local heavyweights: Michael Johnsen (solo electronics), Melissa St. Pierre (solo prepared keyboard and electronics), Tusk Lord (solo electronics). This event will serve as the closing reception of “SWORN IN: a group art exhibition curated by Lauri Mancuso” which features the work of Darien D’Alfonso, Edgar Um Bucholtz, Sarah Smith, Spoon Popkin, Benjamin Gersch, Jennifer Lee, John Riegert, Suzann Miriello, David Miriello and Chris Ivey.