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Echoes of the Future: Unveiling the New Dark Ages and Dystopian Realities at 111 Minna Gallery

KQED recently highlighted our current art exhibits, featuring the works of Mike Davis and Michael Kerbow, which present dark yet humorous visions of a post-modern medieval world and a post-apocalyptic Earth. Mike Davis’s series, “Surviving the Plague,” portrays chaotic scenes reminiscent of medieval times but with odd modern elements like UFOs and cell phones, depicting a humanity regressed to a darker age. His painting “The Wedding Party” vividly showcases scenes of anarchy and debauchery, infusing grim humor with detailed, fantastical elements.

Michael Kerbow’s work, meanwhile, offers a poignant commentary on environmental neglect. His paintings, such as “Frozen Markets” and “Highwater,” depict dinosaurs and woolly mammoths inhabiting modern but ruined landscapes, highlighting the inevitable consequences of humanity’s environmental impact. These works suggest a bleak future where nature reclaims civilization after humanity’s downfall, serving as a stark reminder of the long-term effects of our current lifestyle choices.

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Hi-Fructose Interview with MIKE DAVIS AND MICHAEL KERBOW

Experience a journey through time with painters Mike Davis and Michael Kerbow in an insightful interview conducted by Hi-Fructose. Delve into their unique perspectives on history, surrealism, and contemporary challenges as reflected in their meticulously crafted artworks. Davis explores the allure of medieval and Renaissance art, while Kerbow tackles pressing issues like climate change through allegorical narratives featuring dinosaurs and dystopian landscapes.

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