Opening: Saturday, June 22, 5-9pm Exhibition dates: June 23, 12-6pm, June 27 – 28, 6-9pm; June 29, 12-6pm In his solo exhibition at Flux Factory, Alex Young presents EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH - a constellation of objects, ephemera and video resurrecting the spirit of integrated mega-scale world planning in an effort to postulate a new social structure for the early 21st Century.
OPOLIS presents Comix-Fluxture-as-city. Opolis is an imaginary city, located in the Flux Factory main space. Individual city blocks have been assigned to individual cartoonists and illustrators. These cartoonists have designed the buildings and environments that will fill the city blocks (an apartment building, a looming office skyscraper, a library, a public park…) with invented characters that are the citizens of Opolis.
OPOLIS is the third manifestation of Flux Factory’s annual Comix Fluxture exhibit. These exhibits have brought cartoonists and illustrators into the gallery to create comics narratives that also function as installation art. The ongoing objective of the series is to create works of art to be read intimately€”as a comic strip€”but also contribute to an overall installation spectacle.
FINAL OPEN HOURS:
Friday the 4th from 4 – 7 pm
Saturday the 5th starting at 12pm with closing party starting at 7pm.
PERFORMANCE BY BRIAN AND LEON DEWAN AT 8:30pm!
Brian Dewan and Leon Dewan will perform on the Dual Primate Console and
other handcrafted semi-automatic electronic instruments for the closing
party of OPOLIS, August 5th. The open-air performance will take place at
8:30 pm on the Flux Factory roof, a veritable drive-in-movie without the
movie. The Dual Primate Console requires two operators, and the Dewans will
weave together intertwining rhythms. In addition, two rhapsodic solo
instruments, the Swarmatron and Melody Gin, will also be featured.