Detail from "Planet X" Acrylic and Epoxy on Panel by Michael Luczak (M. Luczak)
The images created for this exhibition express the anxiety of living in a modern world, while shining a light to challenge all children of the future, that this can truly become the end of a destructive era, and a kinder, gentler world will emerge from this time on.
—Val Huffman, one of three artists featured in exhibit
The day the Mayan calendar ends marks the end of a 5000 year cycle. So some people believe Friday, December 21 marks the end of the world.
At cre8ery gallery in Winnipeg, three artists are sharing their artistic vision on the end of one cycle and the birth of a new one.
Mike Luczak is a graphic artist and painter who studied at the University of Manitoba.
SCENE asked him to describe his Planet X painting, seen above:
"All of my work for the show is based on various end of world theories and scenarios. Planet X is based on a very wild theory that a rogue planet will enter our solar system called nibiru and collide with earth.
I used themes and images from science fiction films and comics as they fit the theme. The spheres that protrude from the panel is the cosmic collision of the planets. One of the main images used is the character Galactus from marvel comics who is the devourer of worlds.
I also used a purple color palette to pay homage to the old comic books I read as a kid which seemed to deal with end of world disasters in every issue."