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Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Exhibition Detail
bodybraingame
Curated by: Hudson
118 North Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607


September 16th, 2011 - October 22nd, 2011
Opening: 
September 16th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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I like a lot, and in this exhibition that may be understood in at least two ways.

Remember in the mid '80s when painting died - amusing, right? For me the significance was more about the focus moving to theory, photography, and information and the resulting effects of how we moved toward a more public understanding or perception of art. After about ten or so years of that, the perception and appreciation of art was more a mental assessment of a thing than an experience of a thing, and while that mode of understanding has continued for another twelve years or so, the shortcomings of operating long term from that sensibility have long remained quite obvious.

Feature Inc. has always offered a strong presence for painting and over the years. I've increasingly realized that the impact of the art on the body is just as forceful if not more so, than its impact on the brain. Letting feelings and mutable physical and emotional sensations guide an understanding of something doesn't necessarily provide for an articulate line of reasoning, but it does offer an interior richness which is personally very satisfying. I especially like how that form of experience leads one to think and talk around something rather than to think or talk something through. Around is more inclusive and open to development than the conclusiveness of through.
-Hudson, Feature Inc.


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