upend the air

upend the air is a far-reaching group exhibition featuring KP Brehmer, Gareth Long, Mario Navarro, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Jimena Sarno, and Brian Zimmerman exploring states of suspension, exception, solidity, and escape.

From the colloquial epithet everything is up in the air to Marx and Engel's well-circulated phrase all that is solid melts into air we imagine that if the ground is synonymous with stability, then a state of suspension is its inverse. As capital apparently dematerializes us all, how do we locate lines of flight? As instability is made inevitable, is air a force that frames us? And, if we find this state unsatisfactory, can we upend the air, amend it, or bend it towards other forms?

The Luminary's exhibitions are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, the Missouri Arts Council and our members.