Staff Pick: Artmageddon

From the December 20, 2012 edition

Human imaginings of what the end of the world as we know it will look like have included alien invasions, global warming and Slim Pickens straddling a bomb like a bull.

It’s not surprising that the apocalypse is the basis for so much art; the end of the world is a subject that provokes both self-reflection and unabashed fantasy.

Luckily for us, we have one more chance to view art inspired by THE final countdown. Artworks by members of local artist collective Cap City Creatives comprise “Artmageddon.” Around 40 pieces present their creators’ interpretation of the end of the world.

Some are funny — two cockroaches run away with a Twinkie, technologically advanced ants inspect a human skull as if on an archeological dig, and a scantily clad video game girl kills zombies.

Others point the spotlight inward. What parts of our selves could use a little Armageddon, a self-imposed ending?