Please join us for a closing conversation about our current exhibition "Won't Lovers Revolt Now" on July 28th at 5pm. Leading the discussion will be curators Amy Pleasant and Pete Schulte from the Fuel and Lumber Company, as well as Dana Haugaard and Rubens Ghenov, two participating artists in the exhibition.
Whitespace presents Won't Lovers Revolt Now, a group exhibition guest curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company of Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, June 22, 2018 through Saturday, July 28, 2018. This exhibition was made possible in partnership with AIR Serenbe.
Borrowing its title from a takeaway object/poster by Las Hermanas Iglesias, the exhibition presents the work of eight artists, working in diverse media from equally diverse cultural and conceptual positions. The connective tissue that unites the work is a poetic approach to art making, one that simultaneously embodies the fragility and vulnerability of life in contemporary society, but does so with belief and conviction in the power of art to transform in the face of the oppressive forces that currently confront society.
The Fuel and Lumber Company of Birmingham, Alabama was established in 2013 by Amy Pleasant and Pete Schulte to facilitate exhibitions and related programming in the Southeast and beyond. Borrowing its title from a takeaway object/poster by Las Hermanas Iglesias, The Fuel and Lumber Company considers itself an idea, not a traditional brick and mortar space, dedicated to contemporary art and community engagement.
AIR Serenbe, the nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. They provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.
Participating Artists include: Ben Estes, Rubens Ghenov, Iva Gueorguieva, Dana Haugaard, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Lisa Iglesias, Matt Phillips, Sarah Smith.