The Temperature 07 - John the Revelator

Category: Arts - Visual

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Thursday, October 18, 2018


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


River House Arts
425 Jefferson
Toledo, OH 43604

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Join us in Toledo, OH for the Opening Reception of the seventh exhibition of the Temperature, John the Revelator. We'll be hanging out on the 7th floor from 6 to 9pm on Thursday, October 18th. 


As part of the monthly theme Cast of Characters, three exhibitions ( Born Under a Bad Sign, John the Revelator, and Remedios the Beauty) in October will populate the narrative by introducing archetypal characters. 

John the Revelator, which will occupy the 7th floor of the Secor building, run by River House Arts, is meant to be viewed more for the act of revelation, than as a particular person. Following September's exhibitions which built The Setting, John the Revelator creates a vision of that world if left unchecked. A world on the verge of collapse, on its way back to nature, overrun with wild dogs. If we could see the future, what would we do to stop it from happening? Or are we already to late? 

John the Revelator is the seventh exhibition of the Neon Heater's The Temperature. 

Featuring work by: 
Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson
Danny R.W. Baskin
John O'Donnell
Katrina Bello
Natalie Petrosky
Noelle Richard
S Long
Scott Hocking 
Wesley Berg

The Temperature is a curatorial project of The Neon Heater, an artist run space in Findlay, OH. As part of their seventh year of exhibitions, The Neon Heater will be curating a series of 30 exhibitions across the United States between September 2018 and May of 2019. A loose conceptual narrative will connect the exhibitions via a monthly framework that unfolds throughout the course of the year. The narrative is a critique of the Art world and capitalist art market, American nationalism and exceptionalism, and universalized Hollywood blockbusters. October's monthly theme is Cast of Characters.

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Other exhibitions as part of the Temperature include: 

The Setting (September '18):

01 - Raw Hide (the deserts) at the Neon Heater in Findlay, OH
02 - Lines on a Map Mean Little to Eyes in the Sky (Euphrates) at Southern Exposure Project Space in St. Augustine, FL
03 - Different Registers (Atlantic) at Camayuhs in Atlanta, GA
04 - When the Winters Were Still Really Cold (The Rhine) at Usable Space in Milwaukee, WI
05 - Truth & the Flood (The Danube) at Real Tinsel in Milwaukee, WI

Cast of Characters (October '18):

06 - Born Under a Bad Sign at The Neon Heater in Findlay, OH (on view through October 26th)
08 - Remedios the Beauty at Granite City Art and Design District in Granite City, IL (upcoming October 26 - December 7)

TMA Life is a Highway 2019
TSO Ben Folds 2020
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