Dark Airing | David Hamlow

November 15, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Dark Airing
David Hamlow

Original exhibition soundtrack by Nathan Tolzmann


David Hamlow’s installation is a twilit, day-glow environment where Disney dark-ride meets 3D mind-map. Drawing in equal parts from dream logic, psychological diagrams, Buckminster Fuller geodesic utopias, and hobo symbolic language, this immersive environment asks the question: how can we construct a meaningful and ethical society in a world that flees from moral reason?   

About the artist
While David Hamlow expresses himself in many different art media, he has a special love of installation art which involves transforming the perception of space. “Art is everywhere you look. It’s partof everything you do—your clothes, your room, your car.”

Hamlow was born and raised in Minnesota and currently teaches art at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has BA in studio art from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota. Hamlow has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally—most recently in a solo exhibition at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.  

About the musician
Nathan Tolzmann is a multi-instrumentalist active in Chicago underground music.  He is a founding member of the band Jumpsuit, best known for recording the official Chicago Cubs Victory Song. Jumpsuit has evolved from a one-off concept read-along record (The Ballad of Pallet Jack), through a raw punk three-piece punk band with a string of singles, to its current incarnation: still a trio, but with three increasingly complex and experimental LPs (Regret and Too Funky for the Rock and Roll and Too Soon).  Tolzmann has contributed music for another David Hamlow Project: Archival Structure 2.