"Steampunkinetics" Exhibition


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Some functional, some frivolous, and all fantastical, the works in this exhibition include lighting, furniture, time machines, submarines, airships, musical instruments, gizmos and gadgets. At the centerpiece of the show is the “Steampunk Wedding Time Capsule,” by Bruce Rosenbaum and Gary Sullivan, an extraordinary, functional work of art designed to enrich its owner’s day-to-day life. Mementos can be added to the antique clock at the time of purchase and annually. The capsule can then be opened at a time and date (25-year wedding anniversary? 100 years in the future?) set by the family revealing a lifetime, or several generations, of history, happiness, heartache and home. In this way the “Steampunk Wedding Time Capsule” captures and celebrates the beauty, romance, nostalgia, novelty and inventiveness at the core of Steampunk.

An emerging art movement, a creative design solution, a community and a culture; Steampunk is part philosophy and part Victorian Industrial aesthetic. It is a re-imagining of two distinct time periods and the fanciful and functional inventions that are produced. What if the Victorian or Industrial age happened at the same time as our modern or information age – what would have been produced in inventions, innovations, art and gadgets? That is Steampunk.

Founded by artists, curators and Steampunk royalty Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, Steampuffin’s mission is to promote the unique movement of Steampunk art in galleries and museums throughout the world and to educate the public about its history and design by supporting and representing a group of impassioned and fiercely talented Steampunk artists. For more information about Steampuffin and Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, go to www.steampuffin.com.



from June 23, 2012 to July 15, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-06-23 from 18:00 to 20:00
Also June 23 5-7 pm; RSVP requested to rsvp@afanyc.com

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