Archaioposterii: The Ides, is an explorative extension of Archaioposterus. The name "Archaioposterus" came from the latin root words for "ancient" and "future" as if to imply the lost future predictions of a peoples (or creatures) spanning back infinitely before antiquity. In this exhibition, we sought to explore the idea of omens as ambivalent and unsure future predictors.~~~
“Beware the Ides of March.” The words spilled from the mouth of the doomsday soothsayer and into the ear of Julius Caesar. The word that marked simply, the midmost day of any given month in the Roman calendar, became an omen and it is recognizable as such even centuries after Shakespeare penned the details surrounding Caesar’s betrayal and untimely death. A long, dark shadow has been cast upon the ides in consequence and they remain warped as omens to this day.
Omens themselves are the great signifiers of change, both of fates fortuitous and naught. Their message can be ascertained from the entrails of sacrificial animals, or observation of both natural and unnatural phenomenon. The great diviners were given the responsibility (or burden) to decode these messages at the behest of their fellow men.
The visions of the artists in Archaioposterii will be up to you, dear viewers, to decode and divine such as the fates would wish it. May the winds of change blow ever favorably in your direction.
Exhibiting Artists: Hallie Bradley, Albert Che, Tony Clavelli, Gina Dargan, Cara Friedman, Megan Ratliff, Jenny Robinson, Amy Smith
Archaioposterii: The Ides will run from Saturday May 16th to Firday May 22nd.