Summer Salon Series Finale
Virtual Cities and Utopian Visions

Thursday, September 1 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free after Museum admission

For the closing night of the Summer Salon Series, and in response to the theme–What does a city need?–  this Thursday evening  will consider generic cialis 10mg the idea of Virtual Cities and Utopian Visions

This evening will feature presentations by Ela Boyd, Joshua Tonies, Goeltzenleuchter and Katharine Whitcomb, and Wendell Kling. In addition, there will be an art-making activity from 6:00 –  7:00 p.m., a poetry reading by Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky at 7:00 p.m., a fountain of alcoholic delights, and a no-host bar provided by Giuseppe’s.

“I wonder what happens in the realm of ideas that is lost in the translation of physical space? Rather than regarding the virtual as a synthetic signifier to a real object, can it be understood as an actual object in itself?”  These are the questions that drive Ela Boyd’s recent work. Her Salon presentation,Refraction, is a site-specific installation that seeks to collapse space and time using the mediums of photography, collage, sculpture, and new media installations.

Joshua Tonies’ Ikaria uses cut-out animation to reveal the features of a floating city, offering a speculative glimpse into the conditions of the near future. The artist’s work explores the conditions of spectatorship and affirmation in constructed environments.

Smelling the City is an olfactory artwork by Goeltzenleuchter and Katharine Whitcomb that juxtaposes a poetic text printed on a fragrance blotter against an artist-made scent into which the blotter is dipped. Upon request, Summer Salon patrons receive a blotter which is lightly scented and highly transportable, and then become points of personal reflection and conversation pieces

Lastly, in our  exhibition From El Greco to Dalí, you will find Wendell Kling’sFour Dimensional Painting for Miró, based off Miró’s proposal for a type of painting that would transcend its two-dimensionality and even the three-dimensionality of sculpture. For his performance, Kling enlists the use of a phonographic turntable, a sewing machine, a color organ, and a projector, all in close proximity to works by Joan Miró on the Museum’s walls