Legends about early 20th-century moon colonization and a rogue iceberg that washed ashore in post-World War I Germany will be recounted through elaborately illustrated panoramas canvassing the walls of Untitled [ArtSpace].
"Kahn and Selesnick" opens with a 5 p.m. Friday reception and remains on display through April 18. The exhibit features works by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.
Two additional gallery events will offer additional insight into the alternate worlds of Kahn and Selesnick, including a 6 p.m. Thursday artist talk and a 2 p.m. Saturday concert featuring Austin, Texas, indie rockers Shearwater.
Kahn and Selesnick created vast panoramic scenes utilizing painting, photography, writing and 3-D props to create a speculative, cinematic view of history, brightened with flourishes of fantasy. The works are like modern morality tales, and can stretch up to 60 feet long.
"We are very interested in the landscape, and the panoramic landscape lends itself really well to that," Selesnick said. "We like our photographs to have a strong narrative element, and the panoramic format means you have room to set up a whole narrative within a single image. You can read it just as you would a sentence in a book."
The exhibition is comprised of two series. "Apollo Prophecies" is about imagined evidence of a previous lunar expedition in the Edwardian Era, which predated WWI.
The other, "Eisbergfriestadt," recalls when a massive iceberg drifted to the shores of L