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'A Better Tomorrowland' coming to Hammond's Sidecar Gallery

A previous exhibit at the SideCar Gallery in Hammond. 

Sidecar Gallery in Hammond teamed up with Slow Gallery in Chicago to stage the new group exhibit.

Slow's Director Paul Hopkin curated "A Better Tomorrowland," which features the work of the artists Benjamin Zellmer Bellas, Christa Donner, Jeffrey Grauel, John Henley, Nick Lowe and Melissa Pokorny. Their artwork explores different visions of the future, and if multiple outcomes exist at any given time.

"What is the difference between building a new colony, a new society, and expanding the old in hopes of surviving a nuclear winter? In science fiction we project our desires for better futures. It’s also where we present our abiding fears as potential outcomes, we can’t help ourselves," Sidecar owner Michael Kaysen wrote in an event announcement. "The many pathways weave into a complicated web. Even theoretical physics becomes entangled in flights of fancy as it turns focus on the Schroedinger position where the outcomes all exist in the same places and at the same times, but separated by universes. Instead of polar opposites we end up inside of endless multiplicity where every outcome is a part of impossible wholeness. Some of us avoid this mode of thinking because it is intellectually challenging."

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The exhibit about multiple futures runs from Saturday through June 2 at the gallery in a sidecar house at 411 Huehn near the Hammond South Shore Line station. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Sidecar Gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 708-337-1090 or visit gallerysidecar.com.

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