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June 22, 2009
Can a better fantasy help us create a better reality? That is one of the head-scratching philosophical questions posited by the organizers of "Park Life: The New Utopia," a group show opening this weekend at the multifunctional Subliminal Projects gallery space in Los Angeles.

With a nod to the wishful thinking of present and past cultures imagining a better state of reality, the mixed media collection "offers multiple representations of utopias from a diverse group of creatives: artists, designers, writers, musicians, publishers and other visionaries who are currently reshaping our culture."

The show, which is curated by locally-based creative firm Studio Number One, includes contributions from Shepard and Amanda Fairey, Jesselisa Moretti, Ernesto Yerena, Marissa Textor, Adrianne Read, Jeremy Kaplan, Nicholas Bowers and dozens of additional artists. Running from June 27th to July 25th, the exhibition is the second installment of Studio Number One's Park Life series, an annual multi-view event that aims to examine concepts and movements within contemporary culture from the perspectives of many diverse artists.

"Today, we see evolutions in technology and human interaction on a daily basis, leading us down an inevitable path of change and progress. 'The New Utopia' is the imagined endgame of this progress, a place that may or may not be perfect, but is always moving in that direction."

Opening reception for the event will take place on Saturday, June 27th, from 8-11pm.

SEE ALSO: www.subliminalprojects.com
SEE ALSO: www.studionumber-one.com

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