Modern monsters take over Lowlands Project Space for an anxiety-riddled Halloween exhibit
By Katrina Turchin | October 7, 2021
Monsters are taking over Lowlands Project Space this October and they’re based on the horrifying realistic fears that plague humans every day.
“They’re all inspired by modern anxieties — whether that’s environmentalism, and we have trash monsters coming down out of the trees, or just kind of late-stage capitalism with this bloated imperial transformer out in the front yard,” says Steven Teeuwsen, director of Lowlands Project Space.
Lowlands Project Space presents modern monsters and other anxiety-inducing art in A Cold Sweat 2: The Sweatening. The outdoor Halloween exhibit features 11 artists, including Brandi Strauss, Ian Rowley and Selene Huff with 11 installations. The show features monsters, metal sculptures and glass art such as a glass skull with mirror shards which refract light throughout the day.
“What’s really neat about the show is that it’s a totally different experience if you walk through it in the daytime than if you walk through it when it’s lit at night,” says Teeuwsen.
Lowlands Project Space is hosting an opening reception on October 9 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to give guests the chance to see how the exhibit transforms from day to night. Admission is pay-what-you-can and there will be DJs and a bar set up in the yard.
A Cold Sweat 2: The Sweatening opens October 9 and runs until October 31. The hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.