Neon Heater presents
John the Revelator
(Part 7 of The Temperature)
October 18 - November 15, 2018
featuring works by
Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson
Danny R.W. Baskin
The Temperature is a curatorial project of The Neon Heater, an artist run space in Findlay, OH. As part of their seventh year of exhibitions, The Neon Heater will be curating a series of 30 exhibitions across the United States between September 2018 and May of 2019. A loose conceptual narrative will connect the exhibitions via a monthly framework that unfolds throughout the course of the year. The narrative is a critique of the Art world and capitalist art market, American nationalism and exceptionalism, and universalized Hollywood blockbusters. October's monthly theme is Cast of Characters.
As part of the monthly theme Cast of Characters, three exhibitions ( Born Under a Bad Sign, John the Revelator, and Remedios the Beauty) in October will populate the narrative by introducing archetypal characters.
John the Revelator, which will occupy the 7th floor of the Secor building, run by River House Arts, is meant to be viewed more for the act of revelation, than as a particular person. Following September's exhibitions which built The Setting, John the Revelator creates a vision of that world if left unchecked. A world on the verge of collapse, on its way back to nature, overrun with wild dogs.
If we could see the future, what would we do to stop it from happening? Or are we already to late?