Artist Eric Rieger, also known as HOTTEA whose installations have stunned the attendees of visitors to our exhibitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, grabbed the title of one of 2018’s best art installations by My Modern Met. His installation in the entrance of the Scope Art Fair in Miami this past December was vast and jaw-dropping.
He shared his inspiration for the installation with the publication, “Even though we may take things for granted, once they are gone we wish we would have acted differently. Our sun, rain, wind, plants, animals, people, everything could disappear in seconds and when they do it is our memory of them that will carry on assuming there is something beyond our existence here on earth. What I hope people took away from my installation was not only a color experience they will not forget but also a reminder of how much a singular moment can mean.”
A life-size giraffe, a shower of color, a cityscape covered in mischievous workmen – the installations inside The New Vanguard II at the Lancaster MOAH are impermanent masterpieces that must be seen in person. The installation artists worked tirelessly throughout the week leading up to the opening on October 19th, their finished pieces highlighting the museum’s expansive space and allow opportunities to view art at new heights. The site-specific installations were developed by Andrew Hem, Dan Witz, HOTTEA, Isaac Cordal, Jaune, Laurence Vallieres, and Spenser Little.
Visit our full recap of the exhibition and opening here.
All available work from the exhibition can be viewed on our website.
The New Vanguard II is open now through December 30th at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History.
Thinkspace family member Allison Summers is a part of the Governor’s Island Art Fair this month with her detailed installation, “Standard Issue. The fair includes installations from several artists that play with spaces along Colonels Row. The fair is free to attend and on view until September 30th with a few more weekends to hop on the ferry and immerse yourself in the installs.
On view will be brand-new first aid kits with which to heal thyself (there is at least a score of them now!), a still-hot-from-the-sun series of cyanotypes with which to remember the halcyon past, a fresh new slideshow of found and handmade projections, and the obsessively embroidered memory of a body. – Allison Sommers
Visit the Governor’s Island Art Fair website for more information