GIMME SHELTER at Kunsthalle Galapagos


Hannah Smith Allen
Caleb Brown
Matthew Conradt
Eric LoPresti
Kenneth Millington
Jacob Rhodes

Friday September 23 – Sunday October 9, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday Sept. 24th 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thu, Fri & Sun 1-6pm

Described by Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger as an “apocalyptic, end-of-the-world song,” their 1969 release “Gimme Shelter” came to embody the feelings of the times and marked an end of idealism for a generation who believed they could change the world.

Kunsthalle Galapagos presents Gimme Shelter, a group exhibition that examines the uncertainty and disquiet of our current times. Drawing inspiration from the iconic Rolling Stones song, the show features artists who examine the parallels pervading our present circumstances of economic strife, war, and unrest. Working across disciplines and mediums, these artists investigate our media-driven culture, the underlying violence in our society, apocalyptic visions, and the disillusionment with the American Dream. Overall, their work reveals an upheaval in our sense of optimism and a shift towards a new kind of realism.

Image: “Morning Paper” by Hannah Smith Allen, 2011

Kunsthalle Galapagos
16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
F train to York St.
A/C trains to High St-Brooklyn Bridge

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