Rene McGinnis: Impending Disasters

Renee McGinnis creates the ominous threat of impending disasters in these allegorical paintings, from her Empirical Eternity series. Advertisements

Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse & Resurrection

Andy Warhol’s Mount Vesuvius is one of the works about the AD 79 eruption featured in The Last Days of Pompeii – Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection at the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu.

Dubai: Abandoned, circa 2017

This series created by award-winning photographer Richard Allenby-Pratt illustrates a doomsday scenario for the United Arab Emirates when a cheap, clean hydrogen fuel is developed in 2017.  The oil-producing regions sink into chaos as oil drops below $10 a barrel. The scenes show zoo animals released into the abandoned city of Dubai. Read Allenby-Pratt’s full … Continue reading

Susanna Heller: Catastrophe is her Muse

Susannah Heller’s gritty catastrophic paintings flow from the ruins of 9/11, and from the personal calamity of her husband’s battle with flesh-eating disease.  Above: Last Blues of Dusk.  Below: Bill in the Hospital Heller had been artist in residence at the World Trade Centre for several years before 9/11, viewing New York from the 91st … Continue reading

Pablo Genovés: Images of Catastrophe

Cronología del ruido (Noise Chronology) is Pablo Genovés’ new show at the Galería Pilar Serra in Madrid, building on his previous series, (Precipitados) Time’s Alchemy. In his images of catastrophe, “destruction transgresses the laws of time and establishes its own chronology. The symbols and fictions of our culture apparently succumb in the face of the eruption … Continue reading