30 Under 30ish
JULY 8 – JULY 31, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 6-9PM
VICTORI + MO is proud to present 30 Under 30ish, an exhibition of 30 works by 30 professional artists under 30ish years old, opening July 8 and on view through July 30.
A satirical commentary on the various and ostensibly influential “power” lists published by Forbes, Time, and the like, this aptly titled exhibition highlights the contradictory emotions that rest on the fringe of such rankings. These lists hold a place in media history, and despite being founded on the premise of headline alliteration, landing a spot on any of them is like capturing a trophy of cultural and professional worthiness amongst peers.
We strive to be recognized as top performers by the media machine operators we’ve never met, however we also understand the somewhat dogmatic and nuanced publication of these lists. Young professionals are striving to change the world today at an increasingly fast pace. We’re all racing towards some top spot somewhere, list or no list. So while we’re all pushing each other to higher success through healthy competition faster than rankings can, we can remove the power from the power-list makers and simply lend praise to the highly talented individuals in our contexts.
At the end of the day, these 30 artists are young professionals that VICTORI + MO admire, respect and would like to lend that praise to:
Del Hardin Hoyle
Adrienne Elise Tarver
Rachel Mica Weiss