The Future of an Illusion
The Future of an Illusion, installation view
Room Gallery continues its Emerging Artist Series with Shana Lutker’s latest project The Future of an Illusion. As Holland Carter of the New York Times notes, when Lutker’s sculptures, based on her dreams, are photographed and exhibited they smudge the line between "document" and "art." The Future of an Illusion continues Lutker’s neo-surrealist interest in dream analysis in the context of contemporary art. Named after Freud’s book of 1927, wherein religion is described as an illusion derived from human wishes, Lutker’s Future of an Illusion installation is a meditation on our current desire for (and possible impasse between) religious belief, historical agency, and critical aesthetics.