A multimedia sculpture in the shape of a flower.

Case Studies 2: Justin Cloud – The Garden

Case Studies 2: Justin Cloud – The Garden

Kasser Theater Cases
January 31 – July 31, 2023

Case Studies 2: Justin Cloud – The Garden is the latest in the new series of solo exhibitions in the Alexander Kasser Theater Cases initiated by Director Megan C. Austin and Curator Jesse Bandler Firestone. The Garden brings together new and recent sculptures of machine-like flora and fauna that employ impeccable craftwork and finishing techniques to reflect changes taking place across American industries including biotechnology, agriculture, and large-scale manufacturing.

Among the highlights of the exhibition are:

  • Fatty, 2022, a seven-foot snake made of steel and suede. 
  • A series of futuristic-looking flowers made of steel and suede. 

Opening Reception

  • Thursday, February 2, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Celebrate the opening of Case Studies 2: Justin Cloud – The Garden in the Alexander Kasser Theater and Caroline Garcia’s Dancing on Axes and Spears with a live performance of martial arts inspired choreography in the George Segal Gallery.
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About the Artist

Justin Cloud (b. 1987 Houston, TX) is a visual artist based in New York City. Through painterly and sculptural expressions, he explores the interrelationship of nature and technology, drawing inspiration from natural forms and ecology as well as machinery and gaming lore. Each of his works are heavily fabricated and often inter-blended with synthetic, manmade, and natural material. Slippages occur in conceptual and formal boundaries within Cloud’s work, creating a space to witness an alternate interpretation of what can be called natural.

Recent exhibitions include Terms and Conditions, at Kravets Wehby, (New York, NY) 2022, Augurhythms, at Hesse Flatow, (New York, NY) 2022, (solo) AUTOVENT at Projet Pangée, Montreal, Canada, 2022; The Drop (2022) and Zwischenzug (2021) at Below Grand (New York, NY). Cloud has also presented in multiple group exhibitions at Frederick Snitzer (Miami, FL) 2019, Thierry Goldberg (New York, NY) 2018 and LTD LA (Los Angeles, CA) 2020. He has been featured in OFLUXO, Tzvetnik, Artviewer, Brooklyn Rail, Art News, and Daily Lazy.