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The future has no presence
August 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The works in this exhibition variably describe new edges to dance upon: a private chat with a lover, inside jokes, a respite from coarseness, the gift of sensuality, a paean for making, a dialogue with materials, cryptic narratives, asylum from and for the “haters and losers.” The artists in this exhibition trust themselves. And they trust you not to fall apart or otherwise fall off the edge.
Paul Celan’s deeply personal, fractured, and difficult poetry tested the edges of language and comprehension. Nevertheless, he insisted that his art was “ganz und gar nicht hermetisch” [certainly not hermetic]. Celan also described the poem as a “desperate conversation.”
Post-empathy, post-truth, perhaps even post-aesthetic, perhaps now it is time to, at once, turn inward and get closer, a time for a desperate conversation.
This exhibition features new and recent work from Jeff Kraus, Vanha Lam, Christopher Russell, Heidi Schwegler, Stan Van Steendam, Clary Stolte, Nicholas Szymanski, and Bobbi Woods.