Stephen Hendee Presents "Ice Next Time"
UNLV Art Professor Stephen Hendee Presents "Ice Next Time"
August 27 - October 3, 2010
Exhibit Presents Collection of Fictional Post-Apocalypse Textiles, Clothing and Artifacts
UNLV Department of Art assistant professor Stephen Hendee presents "Ice Next Time," an exhibition of fictional post-apocalypse textiles, clothing, and artifacts, Aug. 27 – Oct. 23 in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum. A reception, gallery talk, and participatory event opens the exhibition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 27.
The objects within the exhibition are presented with post-dated interpretive panels describing the narrative arc of catastrophe, social disruption, and civilization's eventual return.
"This work subverts speculative representations of the apocalypse to highlight the dependence we have on digital media, which has augmented our collective memory and experience," said Hendee. "In our world filled with mass media entertainment, virtual communities, and instantaneous communication, this exhibition focuses the viewer to consider what it would be like to experience a world returned to direct interaction, unassisted memory, and cultural autonomy."
Hendee is a Las Vegas-based sculptor who exhibits at a national level in museums and galleries. He has shown his work in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the New Museum and PS.1 Contemporary Art Center. Most recently he showed work at Springs Preserve in the group show, "Desert Chromaticity" in 2010, and received a Red Barn residency at the Goldwell Museum in Ryholite, NV in April. Recent exhibitions include a 2009 group show, "Floors, Doors, and Walls" at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati and a solo show at the Las Vegas Art Museum in 2008.
In the News
Las Vegas Weekly’s Kristen Peterson calls "Ice Next Time" one of the "otherworldly exhibits you really need to see." Her article is available online at the Las Vegas Weekly's website.
Rebel Yell reporter Garrett Estrada recently reviewed the show for the Rebel Yell. His article is available from the Rebel Yell website.
Steve Bornfield of the Las Vegas Review-Journal published a lengthier and more in-depth review of the show in the September 3 edition.
io9 recently reviewed the show as well, and included a significant number of pictures and descriptions.
Marc Dombrowsky of the Contemporary Art Center's CAC Blog interviewed Hendee about the show in early September. Previously, CACBlog discussed the exhibition's opening.