Reception: 6/23, 6-8PM | Exhibition: 6/24-9/2, 2012
Preview during the SoHo Arts Walk on Thursday, 6/21
AFA and Steampuffin are pleased to present “Steampunkinetics,” an exhibition of more than forty kinetic sculptures by eighteen artists inspired by and entrenched in the Steampunk aesthetic. Some functional, some frivolous, and all fantastical, the works in this exhibition include lighting, furniture, time machines, submarines, airships, musical instruments, gizmos and gadgets. At the centerpiece of the show is the “Steampunk Wedding Time Capsule,” by Bruce Rosenbaum and Gary Sullivan, an extraordinary, functional work of art designed to enrich its owner’s day-to-day life.
An emerging art movement, a creative design solution, a community and a culture; Steampunk is part philosophy and part Victorian Industrial aesthetic. It is a re-imagining of two distinct time periods and the fanciful and functional inventions that are produced. What if the Victorian or Industrial age happened at the same time as our modern or information age – what would have been produced in inventions, innovations, art and gadgets? That is Steampunk.
Travel back in time, celebrate the present and re-imagine the future with us at the opening reception for “Steampunkinetics,” June 23, 6-8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded by artists, curators and Steampunk royalty Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, Steampuffin’s mission is to promote the unique movement of Steampunk art in galleries and museums throughout the world and to educate the public about its history and design by supporting and representing a group of impassioned and fiercely talented Steampunk artists. For more information about Steampuffin and Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, go to www.steampuffin.com.
IMAGE: Pierre Matter, “Pink Duel,” bronze, 8W x 30 D x 16 H, 22 pounds
AFA | At AFA, we are inspired by wildly imaginative artwork that indulges the senses and engages the emotions with layers of symbolism and dark complexity. We exhibit paintings, drawings and sculptures created by extraordinary established and emerging artists who are highly skilled and have a unique vision.
AFA participates in the SoHo Arts Walk, now in its fifth year.
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