JUNE 29 - JULY 1
Pop Up Exhibition at
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202
Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 6-9pm
Curator's Tour: Saturday, June 30, 2pm
Panel Discussion on Starting an Art Collection: Sunday, July 1, 2pm
"Nostalgia in millennial art making
Millennials: a generation obsessed with looking back. Processing their childhood. Analyzing it. Demonizing it. Idealizing it.
The aesthetic of the mid-80s to the early 2000s are immortalized, creeping into everything they create.
Sometimes its twisted, gaudy, obnoxious. Sometimes its reverent, sacred. Sometimes its abusive. Sometimes its all of those things at once. Sometimes it feels like home.
These artists are using the visual culture that raised them to communicate their identity, the likeness of a diverse and complicated generation.
References to happier times that maybe weren't so happy after all. But they are ours. They belong to us, collectively, as a generation.
As a millennial, I see these visual references and I connect, immediately. Whether the message is celebratory, contemplative, turbulent, or uncomfortable, I am among friends. I may not have shared this experience, but I speak this language. In a way, this art belongs to me. It is a part of my own identity. These artists are processing the millennial experience and I can navigate, consume, and participate in that process on my own terms as a collector.
Nostalgia in millennial art collecting"
Curated by Margaret Wunderlich
CASEY JEX SMITH
KAITLYN JO SMITH