"Future Artifacts" Considers Imagined Future Society
Exhibition features artifacts made from modern tools, inspired by ancestry.
Omaha, Nebr. - 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. The opening reception for "Future Artifacts" will be held on Friday, November 2nd, 6-9pm.
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.
The exhibition continues through Friday, November 30th, 2012, Tuesday-Saturday, 11pm-4pm by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.505.7161 for an appointment.
This exhibition was made possible through a kickstarter campaign. More information can also be found on Facebook.