247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
Every day you are surrounded by clocks. They wake you up and they tell you when you're running late. Somehow looking at a clock makes time crawl slower when you're at work. When your vacation ends it feels like your week off was three days long. Just seeing the numbers on the clock go down will make any close basketball game more exciting. They are in your car, in your phone, and on your wrist. Being such a challenge in our lives, it's easy to see why the stretching of time has always been a major theme for artists. The next 1st Friday show at the Upstate Artists Guild will feature clocks, time, and science fantasy inspired artwork.
The creative concepts behind time and clocks have has been a contributors to the birth of surrealism and science fiction. They have been a significant inspiration of artists throughout years, from Jules Verne's The Time Machine to Dali's The Persistence of Memory. Without these inspiring themes there would be no flux capacitor for Doc Brown's DeLorean. Even after so many years, time is still a staple in pop culture and art because time is something that touches us all every day. The weight you feel as the seconds dwindling away as your deadline draws ever closer. The precious minutes the snooze button on your alarm clock gives you in the morning. The passing years that fades old memories but bring new ones.
Come to Upstate Artists Guild on the next 1st Friday to see how clocks, time, and science fiction are still major inspiration for artists. Drop by on Friday, January 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 at 247 Lark Street.
Our Featured Artist will be Dr. Ellis Tobin.
Don't be late.