Monday, April 27, 2009

Tenuous Magic Parts opens May 10

I could never accept life as it was,
I could never gobble down all of its poisons but there were parts,
tenuous magic parts open for the asking.
– Charles Bukowski

The title of this show Tenuous Magic Parts are words from a poem by Charles Bukowski. The truth, grit and elegance inherent in his work are evident in this exhibition. In a Post-Post reality, where we are bombarded with images and information, it becomes increasingly difficult to cull through the “poisons” to determine what is actually relevant. What are these truths that we hold as self-evident? Are we “Cops” and “American Idol”? Or are we the pilot who saved all of those lives, landing his plane on the Hudson River? Are we Jeffrey Dahmer, or are we the friend who risks his life to save a child wandering into the street? Are we McDonald’s or Le Bec Fin? The answer is we are all these things and everything in between.

Dustin Metz (painting)
Heather Phillips (photography)
Ricardo Rivera (feedback projections)
Paul Rodriguez (painting)
Karen Stone (sculpture/installation)
Ben Will (sculpture/painting)
Jon Manteau, curator
Images left to right, artist and artwork
in alphabetical order by column

The artists in this exhibition are searching for new meaning and narrative through photography, painting, projections, sculpture and installation. They look to challenge the traditional relationship between the art object and the exhibition space. Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Life and art will always be tenuous, magical and the sum total of all of their parts.

Reception Sunday, May 10, 5-7pm
Closes Sunday, May 31
Weds, Thurs 12-6, Fri-Sun 2-8
$3 Validated Parking (see sidebar)

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