Christina Gusek: Future Forward

Christina Gusek: Future Forward

January 22nd - February 29th, 2020

Futuristic drawings by Holyoke artist Christina Gusek, January 22nd - February 29th.

Christina's work has been described as psychedelic cyberpunk. Her vibrant futuristic drawings are inspired by recent advancements in science and technology and imagine the possible consequences these developments may have on nature and humanity. She illustrates fantastical aspects of possible and unknown futures, evoking dialogues involving theories of humanity evolving beyond current physical and mental limitations toward an ultimate goal of immortality. Her work ultimately poses the question: what effects will future technologies have on humans and our planet?

The future is uncertain but her hope is that major global issues we face today -- such as climate change, terminal illness, life expectancy, and war -- will ultimately be remediated or fully resolved via emerging technologies so succeeding generations will prosper in a new and better world.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus

About Christina Gusek:
Christina has exhibited her work locally, nationally, and internationally for more than 16 years. She works primarily with pen, ink, and marker, sometimes combined with acrylics and colored pencil. She is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College and Westwood College in Atlanta, and holds degrees in Graphic Design and Visual Communications/Art. She lives in Holyoke with her partner, artist Adam Mulcahy.

Enter to Win Your Own Portrait of the Future!

Portrait of the Future by Christina Gusek

 

Want to get lucky on Valentines Day? Enter for a chance to win a framed futuristic 8x10 portrait by Christina of your most beloved person or pet (or yourself)! We will choose a name at random on Valentines Day! Come by the shop and fill out a free ticket until Feb 13th for a chance to win ❤️

We'll choose a ticket at random on February 14th. Winner must submit a photo and the drawing will be competed within 4-6 weeks of receipt of the photo. We will choose the perfect frame to complement your portrait.

The supercool portrait shown is of a winner at a previous show of Christina's.

 

Page cover image: detail from "An A.I. Interpretation of American History - Afoot in the Forest", pen, ink, and marker, 2019

An A.I. Interpretation of American History - Afoot in the Forest by Christina Gusek