In the event you’re something like us, you have spent the higher a part of this previous 12 months imagining the final word bunker: what would your ultimate lockdown abode seem like? What would of us discover within it? Would the surface match the insanity we felt on the within? That idea is a part of the inspiration behind New York Metropolis-based artist Doug Meyer’s new solo present, “WyldLands,” now on show at Daniel Cooney High-quality Artwork till Could 8.
As soon as stay-at-home orders took over the town, Meyer took shelter in his Chelsea studio and commenced work on the items that now make up the exhibit, one primarily based on the present world order.
“In Meyer’s alternate universe, we uncover that 2020 was merely the beginning of a sequence of dangerous issues to come back,” reads the official press release describing the present. “Meyer imagines that in 2021, a novel SARS virus would emerge, ensuing within the demise of 6.5% of the world’s inhabitants.”
Within the artist’s fictional world, personal fairness agency Cherenko-Moskovitz Capital LP creates an “escapist playground in a time of confinement” within the Sonoran Desert known as WyldLands. The precise exhibit focuses on the 12 months 2036, when WyldLands, the place “the worldwide elite can slip away from the horrors of on a regular basis life and indulge their needs,” opens.
A complete of 15 items—from drawings to memorabilia and “future relics”—are exhibited, together with a slew of shelters the place the world’s richest of us would doubtlessly take residence in.
Though a far-fetched idea a mere couple of years in the past, Meyer’s mission takes on a sensible aura as we nonetheless take care of the repercussions of a world pandemic that has doubtless perpetually altered the way in which we reside. Whether or not the artist’s fatalistic outlook on the way forward for humankind will change into our actuality is but to be seen, however one factor is for certain: issues will not really feel the identical.
Take a look at photographs from the exhibit proper right here:
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