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Art October, 4 2011

“The Future is Not What it Used To Be” :: Group show curated by Mike Stilkey

Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, ʻThe Future Is Not What It Used To Be,ʼ a group exhibition curated by Mike Stilkey. Stilkey is one of the represented artists at LeBasse Projects and this exhibition is his first curatorial effort. The title of the show was inspired by a quote from the French poet Paul Valery, “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” This idea resonated with Stilkey because the future seems to show as much promise as when we were young.

Stilkey suggests: “Our vision of the future is that society will evolve and progress and our situation will improve. As you get older you realize that these things often do not turn out the way you expected. I think this is especially relevant at this time, with global concerns and anxiety around climate change, economic and financial crises, environmental destruction, etc. When I was a kid, I thought that in 30 years I’d be flying around in a Jetson’s car, not worrying about global warming and widespread extinction of species.”

LBP :: Culver City
October 8th – November 10th 2011
Artist reception: Saturday, October 8th, 6-9p

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