PARK LIFE: THE NEW UTOPIA

Public Reception

July 27, 2009

Exhibition Dates

July 27, 2009 - July 25, 2009

For thousands of years, people have envisioned utopias.  And for as long as our world remains imperfect, we will continue to design our ideas for a perfect world.  But why do we create utopias?  What can we learn from past utopias?  How does our current existence inform our ideas of utopia?  How can defining a utopia help us evolve, empower and unify ourselves?  Can a better fantasy help us create a better reality?

Today, we see evolutions in technology and human interaction on a daily basis, leading us down an inevitable path of change and progress.  The New Utopia is the imagined endgame of this progress, a place that may not be perfect, but is always moving in that direction.

The New Utopia, opening June 27 at the Subliminal Projects gallery, offers multiple representations of utopias from a diverse group of creatives: artists, designers, writers, musicians, publishers, and other visionaries who are currently reshaping our culture.  Curated by Studio Number One, the exhibition is the second installment of their annual Park Life series, bringing diverse talent together for a moment in space and time.

Participating artists include: Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey, Florencio Zavala, Cleon Peterson, Zach Gibson, Kristian Henson, Casey Ryder, Jesselisa Moretti, Simon Steinhardt, Philip Lumbang, Ernesto Yerena, Marissa Textor, Adrianne Reade, Date Farmers, Jeremy Kaplan, Fighting, POW WOW, Seth Ferris, Sage Vaughn, Maya Hayuk, Michael Muller, Jessica Williams, Hellovon, Eric Elms, Mansi Shah, Tanya Rubbak, Gail Swanlund, Edwin Bethea, Jeremy Landman, Devin Gallagher, Nicholas Bowers, Spencer Elden, Z James

Exhibiting Artists

Adrianne Reade
Amanda Fairey
Casey Ryder
Cleon Peterson
Date Farmers
Devin Gallagher
Edwin Bethea
Eric Elms
Ernesto Yerena
Fighting
Florencio Zavala
Gail Swanlund
Jeremy Kaplan
Jeremy Landman
Jesselisa Moretti
Jessica Williams
Kristian Henson
Mansi Shah
Marissa Textor
Maya Hayuk
Michael Muller
Nicholas Bowers
Philip Lumbang
Pow Wow
Sage Vaughn
Seth Ferris
Shepard Fairey
Simon Steinhardt
Spencer Elden
Tanya Rubbak
Z James