The magnificent duo, Hannah Stouffer of H+ Creative and Sarah Potter of SP Projects shared images and some history to how the show came about :
Sherise Lee : Define 'New Futurism'
Hannah Stouffer : 'New Futurism' is a term I coined, evolving from my extensive history working in the contemporary art fields.
Sarah Potter : 'New Futurism' is a genre of contemporary art which relates directly to futuristic aesthetics and analog compositions, aesthetics or materials.
SL : Where does New Futurism fit within current contemporary art and these artists in particular?
HS : I noticed the evolution of artists all working with a seemly similar aesthetic, which was both futuristic, of our current time and often nostalgic as well. With the onset of digital media and technology playing a huge role in our daily lives, artists are both tending to navigate towards that more than ever in their work.
SL : With the obvious use of the word, Futurist/ism, is there a nod to the Italian Avant Garde Futurists?
HS : Romanticizing 'futuristic' themes is nothing new, and with the genre of Futurism in the early 20th century, this was certainly the base of it. Futurists worked in every medium admiring technological triumph of humanity over nature. They praised originality and advancements in industry and science. The 'New Futurism' genre is now paying homage to that, but with our current levels of advancement, it has become almost a sentimental effort. 'New Futurism' encompasses both traditionalism of Futurism with new media, taking advantage of the accessible technology of today.