Overcast was an art exhibition that took place winter of 2012. Pieces in the show included a year's worth of collected facebook statuses from other people about the weather, a video of Mario being stalked by the sun, weather suitcases containing an artificial aurora borealis and tv static "snow", the song "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin," a shrine to the gallery heater, astro turfed floors (fake grass), and a lot of collages. Press release and documentation of show below (photos by Brent Lashley).
"The way we view the weather, via smart phone, full color newspaper map, 24 hour television cycle, anecdotal curiosity in a magazine, or in high definition spectacle in a movie theater, has, as the critic Bill McKibbon says, created a “new nature of our making. It is like the old nature in that it makes its points through what we think of as natural processes.” This construct of nature, as “other”, or as an entity of exploitation for the human predilection towards domination, is the thematic bridge that ties together my solo exhibition “Overcast.” There will be a shrine to a heater, raining fish, aurora borealis in a briefcase, pornstarlets with eco names, a pool party, and lots of new collages.
Through a wide range of works that present a literal and theoretical construction depicting our natural world in the ways mentioned above, I hope to provoke the viewer to consider the question of "how about this weather?" as more than a conversational icebreaker."