Opening of the exhibition of The Future Is Now, curated by Henry Amistadi.
July 9th, 2015 @ Section A Studio, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.
"Julia Gat’s project, Unschooling, is an autobiographical documentary about her family’s experience with the alternative education method whose name the project borrows. Her subjects are those involved in her community; her family, class-mates, and friends. Unschooling embraces the subjective experience of the individual in their education, prompting students to make their own choices in study, and take responsibility for themselves. It also embraces the changing interests and creativity of children, in comparison to the rigid structure of typical mainstream education. Gat’s personal perspective on an alternative education and life-style gives outsiders a glimpse into the uninhibited and exciting world of Unschooling.
Gat’s photographs depict the playful exploration of childhood. There is an adventurous quality to the subjects, as they move through the landscape with an inquisitive drive. The lush colors of the landscape, the softness of the light, and the intimate nature of the portraits embrace this sense of wonder, leaving behind “objective”, dialectical images in favor of emotion and subjective experience. In documenting the exciting and magical experience of childhood, especially one in such a free environment, Gat has embraced the aesthetic of her subject, rather than that of the observer." - Henry Amistadi on TFIN blog
"At the end of a kaleidoscopic street of posters, paint, and debris is the loading dock entry to Section A Studio. It was a balmy 100 degrees and 150% humidity in Bushwick when The Future Is Now inaugural exhibition opened on Sunday, July 19th. The exhibition marked the transition of the online publication to a physical manifestation. The casual atmosphere at the show gave people an opportunity to take in fresh art by young photographers, without the pretense or apprehension of the typical gallery experience. Highlights of the show included a trashcan full of PBR, pigment prints on mirrored glass by Sarah Gregoire, and the sale of a beautiful print by Julia Gat." - Henry Amistadi
Featured artists included:
Henry Amistadi, Saleem Ahmed, Rachel Chabot, Julia Gat, Grant Gill, Sarah Gregoire, Cody Herlihy, Melissa Kagerer, Christiana Rifaat, Erica Roberts, Thomas Rogalski, Dakota Sumpter and Nathan Veilleux.