Kurt Mueller: Future Memory
KURT MUELLER: Future Memory
Opening Reception – Friday, August 4 from 5pm to 8pm
Gallery Talk – Tuesday, August 15 beginning at 7pm
Closing Event – Sunday, August 27, 4:30 to 6pm. Poetry Reading beginning at 5pm
We met Kurt Mueller about a year ago, through one of the original Homewood Studios Resident Artists, Charles Caldwell. Charles mentioned meeting Kurt and being impressed with his personal generosity as well as with his singular sculpture work. We contacted and met Kurt, enjoyed the hospitality of a studio (in his home) visit, and arranged for this show.
Since then, Kurt, along with his wife Sheri, has “adopted” Homewood Studios, offering help installing shows, attending most openings and other events by other artists, and being generally available to “lend a hand” whenever needed. All this to say the spirited of Kurt’s sculpture work has deep and thoughtful roots, comings from an open and curious soul.
About his work, Kurt writes: There are future versions of ourselves – and future cultures – for which this current moment is already a distant memory. Imagine that future is a kind of reverse nostalgia – wondering what will remain of us and our world after everything has been ground up into particles, wisps of smoke, synapses firing in a robot’s brain, nothing really accurate or complete, scraps, shards, codes, things most likely never again seen or understood by anyone. Twenty-five thousand years from now, no one will distinguish our civilization from those we now consider ancient. We will be one and the same. The evidence of our lives equally remote and mysterious