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“Truth is inseparable from the procedure establishing it.”
- Gilles Deleuze in Foucault (London: Continuum, 1988)
Please join me on Friday, October 5th from 6-8pm at Page & Strange Gallery for the opening reception of “Uncanny Valley.”
On Lucian Freud:
“Painting is a sublime instrument of dissatisfaction, of dissent from any kind of visual orthodoxy and received idea, not excluding those of late modernist mannerism. No work of art can ever be experienced at first hand by as many people as a network news broadcast or the commercials that grout it. That does not matter. It never has. What does count is the energy and persistence with which painting can embrace not ‘empty value’ but lived experience of the world; give that experience stable form, measure and structure; and so release it, transformed, into one mind at a time, viewer by viewer, so that it can work as (among other things) a critique of the more ‘ideological’ and generalized claims of mass media. There is no great work of art, abstract or figurative (and especially none figurative) without an empirical core, a sense that the mind is working on raw material that exists in the world at large, in some degree beyond mere invention. Painting is, one might say, exactly what mass visual media are not: a way of specific engagement, not of general seduction. That is its continuing relevance to us. Everywhere, and at all times, there is a world to be re-formed by the darting subtlety and persistent slowness of the painter’s eye. We are never loose from our bodies and the re-embodiment of our experience of that world – its delivery from the merely conceptual, the unfelt, the second-hand or the rhetorically transcendent – is what painting offers.”
Check out the Reshelving website to see the works submitted for this show – it promises to be very diverse and very interesting!
A link to the video BMO produced showcasing the opening at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Great artists!
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Art & The Brain
September 23rd 2011 – January 29th 2012
1723 Hollis Street
Just thought I’d share this exhibit with anyone who’s interested, the opening reception has already passed, but the show runs until the 29th of January. A blurb about the show can be read here, along with information regarding artist talks and public lectures. Go see!
New York is keeping me busy. So busy in fact, I haven’t had a chance to post anything new in over a month. Here are a few shots from the opening reception of “17 Clouds,” the closing reception of which is tomorrow afternoon from 2-5 pm at Umbrella Arts, 317 E 19th Street, New York. Hope to see you there!
317 East 9th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue, New York
At long last, the opening has arrived. Come drink some wine and see these paintings! Hope to see you tonight!
Just a few shots of opening night of March of the Prints. Only two days left-the show closes this Saturday, so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should! The top picture is my professor, the legendary Bob Robers, on the run trying to dodge the shot. Got ‘im.