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ODD BEAUTY: The Techno-Eccentric World of Steampunk

Curated by Art Donovan

On View September 23 through November 12, 2017

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23 | 5-7 PM

In the 10 years since this small, eccentric genre exploded to life on the internet, Steampunk has globally grown to influence virtually every form of the visual arts and design. Beginning with the re-imagined, visual language of the 19th Century Victorian Era, Steampunk now counts its inspirations as far back as the mechanical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the bold, streamlined locomotives of Raymond Lowey. But what gives this art form its singular identity is the artists’ visual and cultural fascination with mechanical, gear-driven technologies of the past. This exhibition presents works from the most notable Steampunk artists and designers in the field and features visual art, technologies, and contraptions extraordinaire, all of which richly illustrate the need for a messy vitality which allows the imagination to soar.

ODD BEAUTY is the most ambitious International Steampunk exhibition since it made its wildly successful premiere at Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science in 2009 and later at South Korea’s Seoul National Museum in 2014.

Artists include Tom Banwell, David Barnett, Mike Cochran, Ian Crichton, Art Donovan, Dave Duros, Steve Erenberg, Cameron Forrest, Paige Gardner, Eric Freitas, Vianney Halter, Steve La Riccia, Vincent Mattina, Clayton Orehek, Daniel Proulx, Saxon Reynolds, Filip Sawczuk, Todd Sloane, Stephan J. Smith, and Sam van Olffen.

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TALKS:

A Day with Paige Gardner, Steampunk Costume Maker Extraordinaire

Saturday, October 7 | 12-5 PM in galleries · 5 PM Talk | Galleries FREE · $10 Talk

Gallery Tour with Curator and Artist Art Donovan

Sunday, October 8 and Saturday, November 4 | 1 PM | FREE

FILM:

Tower to the People – Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues

Friday, October 13 | 7 PM | $15

 

LIVE:

Thomas Dolby Live and In Person – She Blinded Me with Science: Talk and Live Musical Performance

Sunday, October 15 | 6 PM | $25

 

 Image: Sam Van Olffen (France); Bateau-Canard Volant, 2017

 

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

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