Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institue College of Art Baltimore, MD, 2003
BA, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002
Micah Ganske’s work offers a meditation on the relationship between our present and its possible futures. He posits a future infrastructure where technology moves through cycles of innovation and obsolescence, and access to technology depends on location and class status—as it does today. He combines fantastical technologies with images from places like the mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town abandoned following an underground coal fire that started in 1962 and continues to this day. Once a thriving borough on account of the coal industry, Centralia is now a ghost town felled by the very technology that once supported its population. Ganske predicts analogous setbacks within the history of the distant future, that we will always be replacing old technologies with new ones, and that any human habitat ultimately becomes a collage of time periods.
Ganske’s vision is a cautious optimism, one excited about the technology of the future while prepared for some bumps along the way. “The future is always tomorrow,” he says, “and there are always improvements to be made.” In October 2007 Deitch Projects exhibited Ganske's first solo exhibition, Pictures Last Longer. In 2011 Ganske exhibited works from Tomorrow Land at Tribeca’s RH Gallery. Ganske was also a 2012 Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn, NY.
Courtesy of 101 Exhibit
Micah Ganske Gallery Art
101 Exhibit, Los Angeles, California