Six Artists Weave the Past and Future Together in “A Primitive Future”

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Ben Venom

Some of the most compelling art comes from the combination of opposing values. The group exhibition “A Primitive Future”, opening on December 5th at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, aims to address questions of a future interpreted through the past- questions like, “How will colonialism take shape in the future?” or “What can the future look like?” The show features new work by artists featured in Hi-Fructose and on our blog: AJ Fosik (HF Vol. 18), Ben Venom, Frohawk Two Feathers, Haroshi (HF Vol. 30), Lucien Shapiro, and Ravi Zupa. The six artists collectively weave together past and future practices in a variety of media, never landing on one particular interpretation. Hailing from the Georgia punk rock scene, contributing artist Ben Venom injects its mentality into the age old tradition of quilting. His pieces, portraying arrangements of mystical beasts, are made from his own cut up heavy metal and motorcycle t-shirts. Similar to Venom, Haroshi’s piece takes materials from a rebellious subculture and reinterpret it into rebellious fine art. Using wood from discarded skateboards, he produced a magnificent sculpture of a smiling Mickey-like rat. Take a look at more work from “A Primitive Future” below.

The show will run December 5th, 2015 through January 6th, 2016 at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles.


Haroshi


Ben Venom


Ben Venom


Lucien Shapiro


Lucien Shapiro


Lucien Shapiro


Frohawk Two Feathers


Ravi Zupa

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