Past Show



On View December 20, 2012 - February 23, 2013

Opening Reception: December 20, 2012 7-10PM

Gallery Heist is delighted to announce “End Of This World Tour: An Art Show About A Road Trip", Introducing the art duo Sparkles Positron and D23 Electron. An opening reception will be held on Thursday December 20, 2012 from 7:00PM -3:00AM.

In the summer of 2012, two naive souls set across the country in search of inspiration in whatever plant, animal, or mineral they encountered. Traveling in their ship the “Crystal Teardrop” and armed with only some musical instruments, paints and their half wits, they sought the unseekable. It makes sense if you don’t think about it.

As the name implies "the end of this world tour" was a project that stemmed from the upcoming controversial Mayan calendar date of December 21st 2012. The decision to use end of "This World" rather than "The World" puts the emphasis on the date being a time of change rather than some type of apocalyptic catastrophe. Whether the date is real or imagined makes no difference, as we can always create positive change in ourselves and going out into the world with this in mind was our goal.

The great American road trip is now through, but the transformative experience lives on in our hearts. This art installation aims to convey the excitement of waking up in a different environment almost daily, through the exploration of the concepts of sacred space, metamorphosis, and personal growth through travel. Some of these ideas are examined through the lens of comparative mythology, with a focus on metaphorical characters which populate many of the worlds spiritual philosophies. Some of these archetypes are represented with small alters or are hinted at through the use of symbolic objects in the larger shrine itself. The centerpiece is largely constructed from the teardrop trailer we built to travel the country in, and the majority of the assembled elements were collected throughout the trip. Our adventure and this show has been a labor of love and we hope this comes through in the work.

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