GREGORY RICK "PARTY AT MEGIDDO"
A showcase from Gregory Rick that builds on the genre of history painting, described as exploring “the known, the obscure, and the forgotten." The title for Rick’s show combines two words that seem inextricably opposing yet cemented in cognitive dissonance. Megiddo is a reference to the battle of Armageddon, being the city in which the great last battle was prophesied to occur. It references a party at the final battle of humanity, questioning the uncertain times we live in, where we rapidly feed the fire of the anthropocene, on cruise control in the fast lane to extinction with such reckless ferocity it almost seems as if we are celebrating our own demise.