March 23, 2021 – June 13, 2021
When you imagine your utopia, what does it look like? In When Evening Has Passed and Tomorrow Comes, four internationally renowned artists propose bold imaginings of the future. ruby onyinyechi amanze, Nicola López, Cauleen Smith, and Saya Woolfalk each take inspiration from science fiction, blending the fantastical with the everyday and ushering us into alternate, often utopian worlds.
Their visions, like all utopias, are historically situated and culturally inflected, and often redress the injustices of our past and present while imagining a more ideal existence. Some of the artists offer complex considerations of race and gender, for example, exposing the biases of outmoded narratives. They use satire to invert the familiar, critiquing its logic. They invent hybrid forms, offering access to new identities and epistemological realms to move beyond the perceived limits of humanity. In proposing new modes of seeing, being, and doing, they powerfully build bridges towards luminous possible futures.
The vanguard artists in this exhibition are worldbuilders, storytellers, and mythmakers. Across immersive installations, experimental film, and exciting bodies of work that push the traditional boundaries of drawing and printmaking, their personal visions invite us into captivating, often disorienting, worlds. These worlds inspire awe and wonder, and invite us to dream.
Tomorrow is near. What future are you building?
When Evening Has Passed and Tomorrow Comes will be accompanied by a robust schedule of public programming, including art talks, panel discussions, book discussions, and more.