Monday, July 28, 2008

Steampunk: The Worlds First Exhibition


Art Donovan's curating what's turning into an amazing Steampunk Exhibition at the Hamptons Antique Galleries in Bridgehampton, New York. He's got work by my favorites -- Jake von Slatt, Datamancer, Eric Freitas -- plus regulars on Brass Goggles (Crab Fu!), plus more artists I've never heard of.

The opening reception is August 16th from 5-9PM, if you're anywhere near the area.

The full release:

The Worlds' First Exhibition of "Steampunk Art + Design"
Premiering
at the Hamptons Antique Galleries,
2546 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, New York.

August 16 through August 24, 2008.
Opening Party on August 16, 2008 from 5 to 9 pm.

RSVP by email: ltdonovan at optonline.net
About the Exhibition
Currently raging on the internet, "Steampunk" is quickly becoming one of the most unique & powerful new styles-
now influencing the disciplines of Art, Design, Architecture, Fashion & Technology. Steampunk has recently been featured
in the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, the Discovery Channel, NPR Radio, CNN and 'NBC Tech News'.
The elite group of International Artists featured in this first public collaboration are the original "Steampunk" innovators
whom are currently capturing the attention of influential private patrons & collectors of the arts.
This exhibition, curated by Art Donovan, is a comprehensive review of their work from The Netherlands, France, Japan and the U.S.
This promises to be the first definitive, visual statement of this new genre.
The works to be displayed are a combination of both exhibition pieces and works for sale for the first and ONLY time,
with many pieces created exclusively for this showing. The Exhibition Catalog features a 'Forward' by the
renowned local Architect, Author & Editor, Anne Surchin, A.I.A.
We truly look forward to see you at the event opening on August 16.

3 comments:

Changeling said...

hmm that's weird. I don't think they can claim it's the world's first exhibition. I was involved in a steampunk exhibition this time last year - http://www.castgallery.org/exhibition/archive.htm#exhi07
(Infinite Empire).

Arthur + Leslie Tarbell Donovan said...

@Changeling

This is the first exhibition of Steampunk Art + Design to my knowledge. I know there have been a couple of "Maker" shows and Steampunk craft-type conventions, but this is the very time that the true luminaries of Steampunk, like Jake Von Slatt, Datamancer, Suzanne Forbes, Sam Van Olffen, Crab Fu, Jos De Vink & Eric Freitas have had their work assembled in one definitive show.

But aside form that, the true point of the exhibition is about the art itself.

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