SILAS VON MORISSE gallery SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018
This year’s theme is STRANGER COMES TO TOWN, based around the adage ‘There are only two stories: a hero goes on a journey; a stranger comes to town’. America has consistently mobilized against the Other—yet more than any other country, we are an entire nation of Strangers.
SILAS VON MORSES GALLERY is pleased to participate at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018 with BRETT WALLACE: AMAZING INDUSTRIES.
AMAZING INDUSTRIES is an immersive installation by BRETT WALLACE. Visitors will venture into the paradise of AMAZING.INDUSTRIES, a mega corporation and ongoing artwork exploring and documenting the precarious future of work, revealing the stories of warehouse and gig economy workers. AMAZING.INDUSTRIES has encroached upon the town with its massive fulfillment center bringing the promise of new jobs and disrupting the culture and demographics of the town. AMAZING.INDUSTRIES is an ongoing conceptual art project exploring possible futures of work that are more humane and equal. AMAZING.INDUSTRIES was founded by Brett Wallace.
BRETT WALLACE (American, b. 1977 in Boston, MA. Lives and works in New York City) Brett Wallace is an artist whose practice involves a multi-level exploration of the future of work. His work involves conceptual interventions through video, narrative storytelling and installation. He is currently represented by SILAS VON MORISSE Gallery, where his first solo exhibition in New York took place in 2016. This was followed by a solo exhibition at TFNF (This Friday or Next Friday) in 2016. These exhibitions examined the social issues of work in the increasingly automated fulfillment centers that enable Internet commerce. Wallace is currently launching AMAZING.INDUSTRIES, an ongoing conceptual art project exploring possible futures of work that are more humane and equal. Wallace is a member of NEW INC for 2017-2018, the world’s first museum-led incubator, led by the New Museum.
Wallace has studied technology’s impact on society throughout his career. He holds a BFA from UMass Amherst, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and is pursuing an MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2014, he founded “The Conversation Project”, an interview series at the intersection of art, technology and economy.