WISH MOUNTAIN at Blue House Gallery
Walking through dangling balloons under the glow of a neon sign reading “Katy Perry,” Blue House’s latest exhibition Wish Mountain brings new context to everyday objects. Featuring the work of Chicago-based artists Brian Edward Selke and Casey VanHecke, humor, material exploration and unexpected dichotomies are joyously abundant.
A statement from the artists:
“ULTRA OPTIMISM // art to make people feel loved
Ultra Optimism is a way to make and view art. As a mantra to excite a social practice, Ultra Optimism is a way of living. Just as art can inform an audience, an audience can also inform art. By empowering the viewer and inspiring participation, art becomes a conduit for a larger shared experience of cosmic benevolence. In a sincere and inclusive environment, the art celebrates positivity, creating a contagious state of mind that can be sustained and passed on.”