Glowlab is pleased to present The Eventuality of Daybreak, a solo exhibition by Alex Lukas featuring a new series of post-apocalyptic urban landscapes that blur the visual boundaries of fiction and reality. Submerging cities both conceptually and physically, Lukas inundates images of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit with layers of media representing cataclysmic floods and crippling overgrowth. Also included in the exhibition are works on paper depicting near-future scenes of devastated landscapes - crumbling infrastructure, overturned trucks and telling signs of human despair. As a counterpoint to the underwater cities, these darkly atmospheric and barren vistas signal devastation through an unsettling sense of absence. Lukas' work calls into question society’s collective acceptance of the urban environment as an arena of destruction, once thought unthinkable and now seemingly inevitable.
Exhibition dates: November 12 - December 06, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 30 Grand Street between Thompson St. and 6th Ave.