Often in reference to the end of the world, the Oxford English Dictionary defines Eschatology as “concerned with ‘the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell’”. In Eschatology II, guest curator Cherí Landry invites you to explore this branch of theology through a selection of works by Emil Alzamora, Sasha Blanton, Jen Blazina, Jordan Eagles, Gwyneth Scally and Carlos Tarrats.
Eschatology II is a continuation and adaptation of Positron’s show, Eschatology. Most of the work in Eschatology addressed the apocalypse and the end of humanity as a whole. In contrast, Eschatology II addresses the ultimate destiny of the individual and our transition into the next world. What happens to us as individuals in the end? What exactly is the “next world”?
Landry has transformed a space full of colorful, explosive paintings and apocalyptic dioramas with her own interpretation of the theme. The room, now completely void of color except for occasional pops of blood red, takes on a more serious tone. There is a somber quietness to the paintings, sculptures and photographs that now adorn the gallery walls. Landry’s perspective focuses on mortality in both a physical and spiritual sense, while raising questions about existence and the mysterious after-life.