Friday, May 3, 2019 through Friday, May 10, 2019
NEW NEW NEW is an exploratory, project-based initiative focused on confronting our impact on the world through various real and speculative solutions. This short exhibition features new work by Rachel Ferber and Adam Lucas and will open Friday, May 3, 2019 in la Esquina Gallery. The opening reception will be from 6 – 9 PM in la Esquina on May 3 and the exhibition will run for a week, closing on Friday, May 10, 2019. The opening reception is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
NEW NEW NEW Showroom is the first iteration of this initiative. The showroom features prototypes and possibilities for the continued use of materials that have reached their perceived end-of-life—a process commonly referred to as upcycling. In our search for transcendental approaches to material lifespans, we follow a guiding principle: each transformation remains true to its original form and function as much as possible. Our trans-formations should offer continued life for a material, rather than new life. This approach ensures the quality and ease of the trans-formation (i.e. something that could be replicated), while reinforcing the concept of continuation. There is no new, but there are new possibilities.
Join us in our pursuit of a new new; a Neo Newism.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rachel Ferber is an artist and designer based in Kansas City, MO. Her work reflects the breadth of her background, combining elements of garment design, video, sculpture, performance; and graphic, sound and set design. She is a co-curator at PLUG Projects, and currently teaches graphic design and video production as the Digital Design Instructor at MINDDRIVE. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Adam Lucas is a graphic designer and educator based in Kansas City, MO. His wide-ranging practice seeks to create new structures for ideas through the thoughtful arrangement of text, image, and space. He often works in close collaboration with artists to design and produce books, websites, identities, videos, and other print- and screen-based matter. His approach is idea-driven, with an emphasis on typographic craft. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Kansas City Art Institute; design-volunteer at Imagine That!; a co-curator of PLUG Projects; and one-half of NEW NEW NEW, a joint art and design initiative with Rachel Ferber. He received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Kenyon College.