May 6 - July 14, 1995
Jeanette Ingberman & Papo Colo
Edouard Pierre Louis
Way Cool is a dynamic group exhibition of 31 young fieldwork by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Directors and Co-Founders of Exit Art / The First World. Way Cool is the synthesis of discoveries it takes the pulse of the younger generation and identifies its position in a vital cultural context. The exhibition explores the formation of new aesthetic attitudes and the current tendencies in art, forged in a changing global vision.
Way Cool fills Exit Art / The First World's exhibition space and include works in painting, sculpture, installation and photography produced in the last year. The exhibition offers a window into fresh art which focuses on personal style, on individual, idiosyncratic visions. A spirit of inventiveness characterizes the work, often manifested in experimental interactions with materials, from rubber to light. The sources vary extensively, but the art shares a characteristic energy which is bold and edgy. These artists are engaged in an investigation of American society: Steve Giovinco's hyperreal photographic depictions of prosaic family life; Michael Ashkin's scale model landscapes of neglected sites that contain narratives of decay; Ricardo Zulueta's pseudo-scientific performance/survey of America's sexual behavior; Laura Sansone's sculptural objects that explore tension, fabric, and stress made from garments and found materials.
A spirit of vitality unites the work of Way Cool. The artists examine, play and finally sound their individual voices. Way Cool expands Exit Art / The First World's dialogue with emerging generations of young artists by providing a showcase to analyze their work and ideas.
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