July 18 - August 24, 2012
Featuring works by
Nick Almquist, Justin Amrhein, Torreya Cummings, Seth Curcio, & Leah Wolff
Disparate Futures gathers work in the spirit of the Young Astronaut Club, a fledgling organization dedicated to being curious, looking up more often, and thinking about the future in fantastical rather than practical terms. The Young Astronaut Club believes individualistic and wildly different versions of the future can and should coexist. The artists included in Disparate Futures address the invisible, utilitarian objects, impossible shapes, and language systems, broadcasting their practices into the unknown.
Young Astronaut Club: In 1984, the White House founded the “Young Astronaut Council,” a non-profit organization promoting math, science and technology in elementary and high schools. Today, there is no trace of the Council. The Young Astronaut Club hopes to supersede this mysterious gap in our social fabric. The Young Astronaut Club is interested in more than just space travel. Inductees promise to uphold certain ideals in exchange for membership. These include, but are not limited to: being curious, looking up more often, and thinking about the future in fantastical rather than practical terms. The Young Astronaut Club was founded by San Francisco artist Sarah Hotchkiss.