Safe From Tomorrow Book by Kathie Olivas
Safe From Tomorrow Book by Kathie Olivas characters are meant to evoke a nostalgic reaction that reflects isolation, fear, and an uncertainty; yet, at the same time they serve as empowered alter egos. This series is presented as a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality. The characters perform as narrators in lonely worlds that each explores individually, creative his or her own perspective, and thus, own reality. As our hosts, the ensemble provides a sense of comfort; the reminiscent style is soothing, yet the mood is dark. As children, they evoke a sense of temporality; childhood serves as a starting ground, a place where things begin. Inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land, the characters parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world. This exhibition catalog is published by AFA Gallery, it features 98 color pages of artwork from 2008-2014. Edition of 1000 only.
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